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The Japanese Garden
Ranked #14 of 63 things to do in Newquay
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Owner description: 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).
Reviewed June 11, 2012

The gardens were beautiful and the staff were very friendly. We purchased a bonzi tree and the lady behind the counter offered us lots of advise on how to care for it - really enjoyed the visit!

Thank Jess478
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

i have visited this garden a few times now and i am never left dissapointed. As soon as you enter, you slip into a beautiful calm space that is full of the most amazing maple trees and many other plants which are incredible colours at this time of year and again in the autumn. You can't help but relax here, it draws you in and wraps itself around you, With all the things i have mentioned and the wonderful lanterns, pagodas and many twists and turns that take you into private spots where you can just stand or sit and contemplate, this is truly a garden to visit and enter a piece of tranquility that we do not often find in our busy lives. The bonsai trees are stunning and the shop very tempting so go with a little spending money but DO go, it's beautiful.

1  Thank mark r
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Navigate your way to St.Mawgan and don't miss this wonderful hidden attraction. I's a lovely garden and if it's a hot day you will appreciate the shady walks. The owners must have put a huge amount of work into creating the garden. Do visit if if you are in the Newquay area. it should be as well known as the Eden Project. A fraction of the size, but just as interesting. Lots of bonsai to look at or purchase too. St. Mawgan is a pretty village close to Newquay airport.

3  Thank PeteGroves
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We have now made three visits to this little know attraction in Cornwall. It is close to Newquay, so follow the signs and you'll see that turning just as the airport buldings come into view. The garden is in the pretty village of Mawgan. There is a shop and nursery selling all things Japanese and specialising in Bonsai. The prices are reasonable too which is great! There is an entrance fee to the garden itself which is calming and authentic and set amongst typically English flora (which shouldn't work but it does). The garden looks as though it is a labour of love and is very quiet and relaxing with little places to sit and contemplate.

1  Thank LorraineWB
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

WE visited this garden on a lovely sunny day, and so saw it at its best. The garden is quite small, but is packed with quirky and delightful design features. Anyone with an interest in gardening will go away after a visit inspired and delighted. There is a great sense of peace and balance in this garden.

The staff are helpful and cheery, and there are obvious signs that this is as much a labour of love and enthusiasm as it is a business.

Well worth the small entrance fee.

Thank Dick T
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