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The Japanese Garden

| St. Mawgan Village, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
+44 1637 860116
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Purfect tranquility

First we were welcomed by Natalie and her Dad who were very knowlegable and helpfull. Then we... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2017
Shirley R
Oxford, United Kingdom
A mix of Japan & Cornwall

Nestled in the stunning village of St Mawgan we found the parking easy on site and the entrance was... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2017
Exeter, 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 May 12, 2017

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...More

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed May 8, 2017

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...More

2  Thank Martin_Mather
Reviewed May 7, 2017 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.

1  Thank Daphne D
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank SarahJaneSaint1985
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank nunoncastors
Reviewed May 5, 2017

We are suckers for all things to do with Japanese Maples so, whilst we were on a short break in Cornwall, we felt we had to visit the Japanese Gardens in St Mawgen and we were not disappointed. We went in late April – a...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Walk into the reception, shop area and a very friendly person will sell you tickets for the garden. Not e,pensive by today's standards ,the gardens will take your breath away.Return to the shop and lovely gifts are there to buy,plus wonderful.bonsi which you. will be...More

1  Thank millie060
Reviewed April 25, 2017

As you might expect very unusual plants in a lovely setting. Some fantastic Bonsai trees on show and also to buy. A great pond of coy carp as well.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

A unique experence in this relaxing and peaceful environment. A welcoming and informative welcome from the owners made the visit brilliant

Thank ChrisDT607
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Lovely little wander around the beautiful gardens, a place of solitude. The staff were very helpful and were generous with their tips on plant care in geral and bonsai in particular. Its a 20 min walk downhill from the airport, certainly worth getting to the...More

Thank Matthew N
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August 28, 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
December 9, 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
January 16, 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