THE ROSE PAVILION
In the early nineteenth century, a pavilion was erected at the point where four park regions come together: the White Birch, the Parade Ground, Old Sylvia and New Sylvia. Voronikhin redesigned the building as a park pavilion. Surrounded by rose gardens, it became known as the Rose Pavilion. Everything in the decor of the Rose Pavilion was linked to the theme of the rose, queen of flowers.
The Rose Pavilion was the gathering place of artists and writers in the company of Maria Feodorovna, who did all she could to be a dutiful hostess to her refined and educated guests. She kept an album in which visitors were invited to write their own verses or dedications. The Rose Pavilion and surroundings areas were the scene of great celebrations on 27 July 1814, when Alexander I returned here from Paris after the victory over Napoleon. For these occasion Carlo Rossi attached a Ball Room to the pavilion. The pavilion itself was destroyed during the war.
Reborn after long and arduous research and restoration work, the Rose Pavilion slots naturally into its surrounding environment. Its noble style and exquisite correlation of relief and plant life, building and man, now stands as a fitting symbol and reflection of the entire park landscape in Pavlovsk.