Pavilion Gardens

People relaxing in Pavilion Garden

These beautiful Regency gardens surround the magnificent Royal Pavilion, providing visitors and locals a green haven in the heart of the city.

The gardens are maintained under strict organic guidelines by our parks staff with the assistance of garden volunteers. This ‘nature assisted’ form of management promotes and supports bio-diversity within the gardens. The varied plant life attracts an amazing collection of butterflies, birds and bees.

Getting there

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                                                             Click the map above to find the park's location.

The closest stop to the gardens is the Old Steine, which is served by almost every bus in the city. Further information and timetables available from the Brighton & Hove Bus company.

There is only multi-storey car parking available in Church Street.

Opening Times -

Park: Always open.

Cafe: Open March to November
Mon - Sat 9am to 5pm
Sun - 9.30am to 5pm

Features of the gardens

View of the Pavilion from the Pavilion Garden

The gardens have been restored as closely as possible to the original Regency vision of John Nash. The gardens design features an informal planting style inspired by nature. The gardens are planted with a mix of native, Chinese and Indian plant species, with lawns and beds of mixed shrubs and floral plants crossed by curving paths.
The gardens are regularly used as a venue for musicians and entertainers during the summer months.

Did you know?

The gardens and Royal Pavilion were conceived by the architect John Nash as Royal pleasure grounds. The Pavilion Gardens were not opened to the public until the Royal Pavilion had been sold to the town in 1850. A range of bylaws were applied to visitors to prohibit smoking, intoxication, begging, games, and ‘ragged or offensive attire’.

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