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“Tranquil and inspiring”

The Japanese Garden
Ranked #14 of 62 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).
Busselton, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tranquil and inspiring”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I just love this place, I visit whenever I have time if I'm in Cornwall, apparently early Spring is best with the cherry blossom, I have yet to see this, but its a fabulous garden, not big, but plenty of shaded walks and peaceful places to sit. Wonderfal fallen trees, mosses and natural planting No refreshments, but lunch or tea in The St Mawgen Post Office is worth the journey alone.

Visited July 2013
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“another good day out”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

been here a few times aways worth a visit i like the piecefulness give me time to unwind and relax very claiming indeed

Visited June 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Exciting visit”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Visited this garden one afternoon and we're captivated by its charm and beauty. The garden is so tranquil you can spend hours just sitting. The bonsai centre is captivating the skill in manipulating these trees is incredible

Visited July 2013
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Hayes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not at it's best”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We've been before a quite place to relax. My best bits is the Kio Carp pond but these were not at their best this time.
Not ideal for children as its a small garden not great for wheelchairs either

Visited September 2013
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somerset
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Inspiration”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We visited this beautiful peaceful garden by request of our teenage son Harry. It was so peaceful, such a contrast from our "Formal English Gardens" which our beautiful in their own right. We live the usual busy long hours work and drive and just realised that such natural beauty and serenity of this amazing Japanese Garden can bring such a peaceful calmness to contrast the life we lead. We have now transformed our own garden into a Japanese Garden after researching the peace it brings to your life. Thankyou. Also thank you to a "wise teenager"

Visited August 2013
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