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The Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery

St. Mawgan, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Newquay
Type: Gardens
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Hull
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

A few concrete pagodas and the odd Buda hardly qualify it as a Japanese garden. Small garden looking as if nobody has maintained it for at least 10 years. I have a better garden at home with more fish in the pond so why would anyone want to pay to come here Sorry but I have to give a true... More

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Chatteris, England, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an out of the way place, so visitors do need to hunt for it, but this just adds to the peacefulness of it. It is a little expensive for what is here, and it only takes a couple of hours even with stopping and soaking up the atmosphere. I would suggest combining it with a walk over Mawgan... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We has a lovely afternoon visiting this beautiful garden. So very tranquil and maintained to perfection. the bonsai trees were fascinating. Well worth a visit.

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is great. Well worth checking out. It isn't a whole day out but the zen garden is cool. They have a little shop and sell Buddhist artefacts which is nice to look at. Obviously sell great bonzai's. I would visit if you are at a loose end rather than build a day around it as it wouldn't take... More

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Helston, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was our fifth visit to the Japanese garden. It's beautiful, peaceful and interesting. Lots of small paths meander through maples, bamboo and various trees and plants. There are small waterfalls and pools with Coy Carp. Buddhas, bridges and lots of points of interest. This garden is small - you can walk around it in about half an hour. Excellent... More

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Padstow, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a real must to visit as it is out of this world and so very peaceful, the water trickling and wind chimes tinkling make it very special and with all the little winding paths you never know what you will see next.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Very beautiful gardens and wonderful and helpful staff working there. Lovely selection of bonsai trees for sale in the nursery. A couple of the fish in the ponds appeared to be dead, however. But this doesn't reflect at all on the rest of the place. Very enjoyable.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband has a keen interest in Bonsai so we made a point of visiting during our holiday in Cornwall. Had seen the website so was prepared for the admission prices but was surprised how small the site was on arrival. As no dogs are allowed in the garden we had to leave our dog in the car. Luckily it... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

beautiful garden. Very relaxing. spent afewhours ofpeaceful wondering lookingatthe plants and fish and just enjoying the peaceful atmosphere

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Situated in the heart of the village both the nursery and Japanese Garden are well worth a visit. Great range of plants and Bonsai paraphernalia and the Japanese Garden has been painstakingly developed by the owners over the last 20 years. A tranquil oasis and a relaxing afternoon for local and visitors alike. St Mawgan is always worth a visit.... More

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