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The Japanese Garden

| St. Mawgan Village, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
+44 1637 860116
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Lovely Calm Garden

Although small, this garden is really lovely, tranquil and well cared for. The lady from whom we... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 acer does make a Japanese garden

I was disappointed by the gardens. They were rather untidy even accepting it is autumn. The few... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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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 23 October 2017

Although small, this garden is really lovely, tranquil and well cared for. The lady from whom we bought our tickets was very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't recommend a visit when it is likely to be busy, due to the small overall area. I hope...More

Thank willyw8
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I was disappointed by the gardens. They were rather untidy even accepting it is autumn. The few statues and bamboo plants tried to create the Japanese feel but did not quite make it happen for me

Thank royDorset
Reviewed 10 October 2017

set in a very nice village and well sign posted lots to see it needs a tea room it has a good shop and free car park..

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and tranquil. I would love to come here and see it through the season changes. It took about an hour to get around, lots if seating areas in different places to just sit and chill. If you want a bonsai tree I would recommend...More

Thank cheryl b
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens styled in typical Japanese style. Gorgeous water features and lovely lay out. Can’t wait to come back in the summer when the blossoms are out!!!!

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We had a nice time visiting this place. Some of the parts are truly wonderful. I think it would need more seats/benches, for people to sit on and relax and more key places where to stop and enjoy the view. Overall, it was a nice...More

Thank Bogdan M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Having been to Japan last year I was impressed by just how good this little garden was, with its pond and running water, its paths and walkways, its formal zen garden, and its woodland section. Really quite a treat. And a good shop afterwards -...More

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little garden , very cheap entrance ,in the little village of St. Mawgan . The garden is obviously a labour of love by the owner with lots of different areas all in a Japanese style- moss garden, lake,mountain, bonsai etc, very...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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 16 September 2017

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

Thank Catherine H
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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 Natalie H | Property representative |
Hi Tracey, We cannot allow dogs into the garden itself I’m afraid, Only guide dogs are allowed in to the Japanese garden. The garden is approximately 1 acre in size and is a place for visitors to meditate and enjoy peace... More