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The Japanese Garden

| St. Mawgan Village, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
+44 1637 860116
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Tranquil, beautiful, friendly!

Had a wonderful walk around the garden Monday 18th of September. We had both had a rather hectic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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the Japanese garden was in a lovely little village the gardens was great people were very friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Catherine H
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EAST MEETS WEST The Japanese Garden in Cornwall combines the beauty of nature with an artistic refinement using shaping & styling of plants & natural elements. It is a place of tranquillity with a variety of plants and water features, where visitors can enjoy the wonder of nature in a peaceful, relaxing space. The garden was built as a meditative garden, where one can calm the mind & let go of unwanted stress through contemplation & reflection. We are open from 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week. Last entrance to the Japanese Garden 5pm. NEW SEASONAL OPENING TIMES We are open from the 1st March to the 31st October Admission Prices Adults: £4.50 Children: £2.00 Babies/in buggies free Shop & plant areas are admission free. This year we will be offering Season Tickets for £9 – which will enable one person to visit the Japanese Garden as often as they like during our opening dates & times. Useful Information Garden size: 1 acre approx Wheelchair friendly: Yes, 90% + (gravel paths) Refreshments: Yes, small selection of hot & cold drinks & outdoor seating area Toilets: None on site. Public toilet facilities approximately 20 meters from car park entrance Dogs: We love dogs & have one of our own (Rupert), but cannot allow dogs, except guide dogs, in the Japanese Garden. There is ample shade in our car park & we can provide water for a four legged friend if requested The Japanese Garden is just over an acre in size & is located in the picturesque village of St. Mawgan. There is a variety of trees & plants growing in the garden; some planted 20-30 years ago when the garden was first created & others that have been growing for easily a hundred years. Plants that are classically recognised as Japanese (Japanese Acers for example) are located in abundance throughout the garden & these are blended with some beautiful, local Cornish plants (such as a huge english oak tree among others). Depending on when you visit you might see the spectacular Asaleas flowering in the spring, or the Japanese Acers turning from green to vivid red in the autumn. We now offer a small selection of refreshments (some hot & cold drinks) & a seating area near to our shop. We are hoping to develop a cafe in the future, so we are always keen to hear suggestions about what you might like. If you would like to bring your own food, you are more than welcome, we just ask that you do not leave any litter in the garden. We do not have toilets on site but the village public toilets are accessible & are just around the corner from our car park entrance (less than a 2 minute walk).
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| St. Mawgan Village, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
+44 1637 860116
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a wonderful walk around the garden Monday 18th of September. We had both had a rather hectic, chaotic weekend at a friend's wedding, and this was exactly what we both needed to find some peace and relax a little. The gardens themselves were absolutely...More

Thank BeardedWonder91
Reviewed 5 days ago

the Japanese garden was in a lovely little village the gardens was great people were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a day of hunting oriental garden ornaments,so, what better place that the Japanese garden. We are very regular visitors to the lovely village with its pub,craft shop,shoppe and village green but mostly the garden that has taken around twenty years to mature into...More

Thank RoyL65
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited it every so often over a decade. amazed people manage to moan and give it 1 star what idiots. its a small lush gardens in a natural valley, a haven for wildlife. it can't be expanded because it would mean destroying the countryside. sure...More

Thank energzied
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a dull day but this did not detract from the beauty of the gardens. Having a bonsai mad partner who appreciated the specimens for sale in the shop. The assistant was highly knowledgeable and went above and beyond to provide some bonsai grit...More

Thank Didge24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden is nestled in the middle of the pretty little village of St Mawgan. We loved it so much we visited twice. A very soothing place, beautifully laid out and with a fine selection of plants. Calming for the soul and we are looking...More

Thank JoannaH008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a true hidden gem.. small in size but huge in beauty. These gardens are a must if you appreciate the Japanese style. The maintenance is high and the photo opportunities abound. The gift shop has an expansive choice of both bonzais and all...More

Thank ElliottBerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit - small but packed with plants/peaceful spots - could have spent much longer and came out feeling right with the world again

Thank Annie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit this year. It changes wonderfully from season to season and you notice lots of things missed on previous visits. Plenty of places to sit in quiet contemplation. Owners are really helpful and friendly nothing is to much trouble for them. Going again...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Found it about 10 years ago and visit each time in area. no it doesn't change much other than the time of year you visit and the weather. Can offer cool shade on a hot day, or cheers up on a...More

Thank Dxmas
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28 August 2017|
Response from Natalie H | Property representative |
Hello, We are open 7 days a week until october 31st. We are closed from the 1st of November. I believe the half term is the 16th until the 27th of October- if it is then we are definitely open for these dates. If you fancy... More
10 December 2016|
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Response from Natalie H | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we open fir the season on the 1st of March Hope to see you next year! Natalie
Tracey H
16 January 2015|
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Response from Charley B |
No they aren't v nice about dogs. We were told to leave ours in the car on a hot day. Never heard of dogs not being allowed in a garden!!