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“Beautiful and relaxing visit”

The Japanese Garden
Ranked #10 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 20 May 2014 via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff - offered umbrellas in case of rain. We were very happy to wander around the 2 acres of gardens with many areas to stop, relax and reflect. Well worth a visit and one of the best collections of bonsai for sale that we have ever seen.

1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

What a Gem, set in the little quaint village of St Mawgan. A very peaceful and tranquil garden to visit. Look for little hidden treasures in and around the gardens. Great bonsai & plant stall, Staff very knowledgeable and helpful.

1  Thank amberdenisea
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

A lovely place to visit, a beautiful sunday morning and the Japanese gardens are a peaceful and relaxing place to wander. The gardens are so tranquil and as you take a leisurely stroll it's obvious that everyone else seems to be as content to be there too.

1  Thank Paula R
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

A great morning spent in complete peace and tranquillity. Thank goodbess no noisy children or adults to shatter the beautiful and natural calmness that pavades this gem of an oasis nestled away in the stunning Cornish countryside.
Plenty of seating for those who need it and no reason to rush to get round.
Only thing missing is a Japanese style tea room beside the koi carp pool, that would have made it absolute heaven!

2  Thank SueMuthungu
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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

I visited here on the 8th of May and although it was a dull rainy day, I still thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Japanese gardens. It is so peaceful and relaxing. The gardens are well maintained and there is plenty of seating and undercover sections if it starts raining. The staff are really friendly and offered us an umbrella. We didn't purchase any Bonsai trees but the selection they had to purchase was vast. If I lived closer I would definitely visit regularly.

Thank Sobubs
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