The gardens

In 2004, our ambitious seven year gardens restoration project was completed at a total cost of £4.5m. The project helped restore the Victorian heritage of the Pavilion Gardens and was gratefully supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Our award winning gardens span over 23-acres of beautifully maintained land and offer a real adventure for all who visit. The natural landscape consists of various flowers, shrubbery, trees, streams, and a lake. As you might expect, it is also home to various natural inhabitants.

As well as being the home to many squirrels, ducks and birds, our gardens are visited by an estimated 1 million people annually, all of whom come to enjoy some fresh Buxton air and the great outdoors. Within our gardens, you will find two different play areas, a miniature train, our bandstand, and the lakeside hut offering drinks, snacks, and ice cream. There is also plenty of room to play sports or simply relax and unwind.

Within the gardens, you will also find a beautiful tree sculpture and sundial, as well as various places to play and picnic.