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The Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery

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Address: St. Mawgan, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
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A great place to visit

Our second visit to this garden was just as good as the first. An amazing feeling of peacefulness and tranquility as you wander round or take a break to see the koi in the pool... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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English first
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our second visit to this garden was just as good as the first. An amazing feeling of peacefulness and tranquility as you wander round or take a break to see the koi in the pool. A place for reflection is guaranteed!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a beautiful, tranquil garden. It is well-maintained and a good example of Japanese gardening principles. I love the way the natural willows and oaks have been incorporated into the plantings. Privately owned gardens like this which are open to the public are a complete labour of love and we should appreciate them as such. As a professional horticulturalist... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Was very interesting to walk round the Japanese Gardens, though prices of trees are extortionate and seeing the staff cutting up some ebay purchased "chinese coins" on strings to then sell as individual coins lost it a bit. Also when asked a simple question around how the gardens were displayed they couldnt answer. Wiki helped later on......

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited as my partner loves Japanese trees we have quite a large one in our own garden. We looked around the shop first which was filthy and dusty full of tat. The bushes and trees were over priced. Next we paid to look around the gardens, which are over grown and not well kept the pictures in the brochure... More 

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cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Tranquil setting, so much to learn . They give you good guidance and you are tempted to get into bonsai. When you walk round the garden you find the temptation irresistible.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I have been to gardens in Japan and coming here really did remind us of Japan. The garden was small but had a number of Japanese features in it and was very pretty. There was also a shop at the end selling bonsai trees and other trees. We spent just over an hour at the gardens and... More 

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Fife
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I love gardens, it is very beautiful in these gardens and I love the windchimes, they're really calming. I love the zen garden section and the huge pond and little waterfalls. The fish are beautiful and huge. Only down point is I think theres only one groundsman and in Autumn it seems a never ending job for him trying to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Loved walking around this little garden oasis, found the whole experience extremley calming and peaceful as we were the only two walking through the gardens at the time of our visit. The variety of plants was fascinating, the little touches wonderful and the staff were very friendly and welcoming, before we knew it two hours had passed! The only difficulty... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As we holiday a mile or so from St Morgan we find ourselves at this venue every year. Its so serene and relaxing, an amazing place to sit and ponder

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This lady has spent decades creating this little haven. What a wonderful example of a traditional Japenese garden with some interesting specimen not always seen. The shop is very well stocked with an extensive range of trees for sale. A really lovely stop off. I went on the hop just passing, not expecting much, but came away inspired.

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