Chinese Pavilion

The Chinese Pavilion costs $30 per day and can house up to twenty-five guests. The pavilion includes a small barbecue pit.


 

The Chinese Pavilion is a reflection of the "Chinoiserie" style popular in pre-Victorian England, which 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.

about the Chinese Pavilion