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“Serene”

The Japanese Garden
Ranked #13 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 2 August 2014

We have been here many times and can't recommend it highly enough. The owners are lovely and the gardens are perfect.

Thank Nicky B
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

What a strange place to come across in Cornwall. The little trees in the nursery are amazing. The place has a zen like quality.

It is free to visit the nursery but £4 per person for the gardens. Can't comment on the gardens but we did enjoy the nursery.

Thank Clariebelle
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Visited this garden after travelling from Screech Owl Sanctuary. It will not take you more than about an hour to tour here. The grounds are lovely and so peaceful but not huge. Some amazing bonsai trees for sale, some as much as £900.
Visit here if you are in the area and have a little time to spare. Helpful and knowledgable staff

Thank foxylady23
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

A few concrete pagodas and the odd Buda hardly qualify it as a Japanese garden. Small garden looking as if nobody has maintained it for at least 10 years. I have a better garden at home with more fish in the pond so why would anyone want to pay to come here Sorry but I have to give a true account.

1  Thank john_sHull
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is an out of the way place, so visitors do need to hunt for it, but this just adds to the peacefulness of it. It is a little expensive for what is here, and it only takes a couple of hours even with stopping and soaking up the atmosphere. I would suggest combining it with a walk over Mawgan Porth.

Thank Chatterisgirl
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