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The Japanese Garden

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Address: | St. Mawgan Village, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
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+44 1637 860116
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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EAST MEETS WEST

The Japanese Garden in Cornwall combines the beauty of...

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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Peaceful tranquility

This place is a must...but don't take the kids! The peace and tranquility within the garden was majestic. As we moved around the garden, the light brought out different shades... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a must...but don't take the kids! The peace and tranquility within the garden was majestic. As we moved around the garden, the light brought out different shades which added to the whole atmosphere. The sound of the wind chimes created a nice feel. As a wheelchair user, I feel their claim of 90% accessibility indicated a large... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a pleasant place to spend a few hours. Some parts are a bit hilly but most paths are flat. Loads of plants for sale. Lovely ornaments placed around the garden; paths are designed in such a way that you "must" stop and pause and take in the beauty of the place. Would recommend spending a few hours here.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We planned a visit to these gardens on our way back to Newquay airport, following a 4 day visit to Cornwall, having been tipped of by a work colleague that this is a "must see" attraction. We are so glad that we did. We were welcomed by Nathalie on arrival who explained that the gardens were created by her father,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a sunny morning with my partner, and we both adored it. The owners and dog were friendly as anything, and the shop contained amazing eastern inspired beauties from buddhas to extraordinary glass pieces and mini zen gardens. The garden was utterly beautiful, well worth a looksee. Price is around £7.50 for an adult, and I can't wait to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely visit here. At first we were slightly apprehensive that we might not be overly welcomed with six children under four years since we might have ruined the tranquility somewhat, but the owners were so friendly and lovely that all worries were put instantly aside. The children loved wondering around all the little paths and putting coins... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First we were welcomed by Natalie and her Dad who were very knowlegable and helpfull. Then we walked into the garden and it felt as if the garden wrapped it's arms around you and led you down all the paths to experience the colours and peace to the sound of water.

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Thank Shirley R
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled in the stunning village of St Mawgan we found the parking easy on site and the entrance was akin to walking into a greenhouse. But this opened quickly into a most pleasant garden where you feel obliged to wander slowly along the winding paths and amongst the leaning trees, around the ponds, over the bridges, to sit in the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful tranquil garden. It is lovely to stroll round the gardens and woodlands. The Teahouse, ponds and waterfall and statues make the place feel enchanting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Noticed this hidden little gem on the way home from Newquay. So beautiful, a lovely relaxing peaceful walk around the gardens.

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Visited with friends and was pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail in what is a relatively small garden. Compares favourably with some of the gardens I've visited in Japan.

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