Baxter Park Pavilion - Baxter Park Dundee

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Baxter Park

 

Located within Baxter Park Dundee on over 30 acres of old parkland is Baxter Pavilion. In 1863, Baxter Park was designed as a gift to the inhabitants of Dundee from Sir David Baxter who was a linen manufacturer along with his sisters Mar Ann and Eleanor.

The architect who designed Baxter Park was Sir Joseph Paxton, a landscape designer of the Victorian era and at one time worked as a gardener of the Dukes of Devonshire. He also designed London's Crystal Palace in 1851. Baxter Park is renowned as Paxton’s best preserved masterpiece in Scotland. The Italian-style Baxter Park Pavilion found in the park’s centre was designed by George Stokes, Paxton's son-in-law.

The Baxter Pavilion has recently been restored to its original splendor by the Dundee City Council. Today, the Pavilion provides the perfect setting for special occasions and celebrations.

A large suite for ceremonies with an adjoining ante-room was a focal point of the building’s extensive restoration. The Pavilion can be approached via Baxter Park’s tree-lined drive. The glazed Pavilion’s façade leads visitors to an impressive terrace that faces the park’s southend, overlooking the Tay River. Baxter Park Pavilion’s unique location provides photographers a great opportunity to take pre-ceremony and post ceremony pictures.