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“An oasis of beauty”

The Japanese Garden
Ranked #16 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).
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“An oasis of beauty”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

When we visited there were genuine samurai fighters making a film. We truly felt like we were in Japan. The gardens are beautifully manicured, the staff were helpful and friendly and we just loved the peace and tranquility that the gardens offered.

Visited August 2012
Thank NatraHeal
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Wandering round the nursery I spent a happy hour enjoying the plants, well worth a visit. It was a pity the weather was not upto much because I could have spent longer there. Although I did not buy anything the prices for these little trees was very reasonable

Visited August 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

A peaceful and charming retreat. Interesting place that has triggered a new hobby. Plants were reasonably priced and of good quality

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Michelle B
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A beautiful spot”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

This was our first little trip out on our recent visit to Cornwall and it was a delight. Quiet gardens disturbed only by the breeze and the running water that flowed into the Carp pool where dragon flys were dancing on the surface.

Naturally we came away with a Bonsai which came with full instructions and a brief lesson in its care from the friendly woman behind the counter.

Well worth the trip and a reasonable entrance fee too, (this was sweetened even more by the Gardeners World card).

Visited August 2012
Thank Paul H
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Billericay, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

A stunning range fo Bonsai trees from small starter trees costing around £15,00 to stunning mature trees running into thousands of pounds. All can be viewed free of charge in the Nursery. The Japanese Garden which you can visit for a small charge was lovely. Not as manicured as some Japanese Gardens we have seen but containing some lovely plants and water features.
Excellent advise given to Bonsai beginners.
As a previous reviewer mentioned there is no restaurant but this is not a problem as the Local Post Office/Village store has one of the best tea rooms you could hope to find with superb home made produce and a fabulous range of Jams and Chutneys for sale which you can watch(and smell) being made.

Visited August 2012
Thank JCofEssexUK
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