Silvia Park is located to the west of the Gatchina Palace, behind a stone wall with the Sylvia gates. During the time of Grigory Orlov they bred pheasants here for hunting.
And during the reign of Paul I on the spot of Pheasant’s Place a regular garden was made on the perimeter and it was fenced. There is little that remains from the fence. On the part of the city along the border of the park a brick fence passes and Krasnoarmeyskiy Prospect comes after it.
Kolpanka River separates Sylvia from the Menagerie’s Park. During the reign of Paul I the park represented a space of regular planning, modeled under the sample of one of the gardens of the estate of Chantilly, the residence of Prince Conde, and its beauty is not inferior to Versailles. The Sylvia Park became a kind of reminder about traveling around Europe, which Paul, as a heir, has taken it under the name of Count of the North. The name of the park, repeated in Pavlovsk, also goes back to Chantilly, where was Sylvia's house, that is, the forest nymph, a pond and a park with the same name.
Today Sylvia bears little resemblance to the French fleet. This overgrown and swampy terrain, incised by "trident" – by three alleys, extending from the area in front of the Sylvia gates. Along the alleys the fir trees are growing, that were planted in the middle of last century.
Pavilions “Ferma” (Farm) and “Ptichnik” (Poultry Yard) are preserved among the park constructions of the XVIII century. As well as the bridge near these pavilions and the remains of the dam with a cascade and Naumahiya pool are also kept.