Chinese Pavilion

 
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Cost

$30 per day.

Capacity

25

notes

Includes a small BBQ grill.

 
 

 
 

More about the Chinese Pavilion

The Chinese Pavilion is a reflection of the "Chinoiserie" popular in pre-Victorian England and is also visible in the Chinese Chippendale fencing used elsewhere in Tower Grove Park. Designed by Henry Thiele in the Anglo-Chinese style, the Chinese Pavilion is complete with dragons of sheet metal guarding upper and lower corners of the roof. In keeping with the Anglo-Chinese style, the six pairs of columns supporting the concave-hipped roof are painted lacquer red.   Appropriately, Shaw and his horticulturist Gurney surrounded the Chinese Pavilion with a grove of Ginkgo trees. The pavilion was restored in 1992 with funds raised by the Friends of Tower Grove Park.