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The Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery

St. Mawgan, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
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Ranked #10 of 23 attractions in Newquay
Type: Gardens
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

What a strange place to come across in Cornwall. The little trees in the nursery are amazing. The place has a zen like quality. It is free to visit the nursery but £4 per person for the gardens. Can't comment on the gardens but we did enjoy the nursery.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visited this garden after travelling from Screech Owl Sanctuary. It will not take you more than about an hour to tour here. The grounds are lovely and so peaceful but not huge. Some amazing bonsai trees for sale, some as much as £900. Visit here if you are in the area and have a little time to spare. Helpful and... More

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Hull
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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