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The Japanese Garden

| St. Mawgan Village, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
+44 1637 860116
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Diapointing visit to gardens

we went to fill a few hours in and it was a little tired looking had some nice specimens but was a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
Dog lovers avoid.

Drove all the way from Padstow to go here as was recommended highly. Got there, no dogs are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charley B
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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).
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| St. Mawgan Village, Newquay TR8 4ET, England
+44 1637 860116
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we went to fill a few hours in and it was a little tired looking had some nice specimens but was a little run down. broken seating and weeds.

Thank JGraham12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Drove all the way from Padstow to go here as was recommended highly. Got there, no dogs are allowed, were told we could wear him out and leave him in the car... it's a hot day... no thanks. Wouldn't come back now, so disappointed and...More

Thank Charley B
Natalie H, Owner at The Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Charley. Normally we have a policy of not replying to negative reviews believing that people are entitled to their opinions and that we can not please everybody, but I found your complaint to be so egregious that I could not let it pass. You...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Japanese gardens on my own on a rainy Wednesday. I was truly moved. I walked out so calm and relaxed. It feels like you are in the middle of no where. I wish this was closure to my home I'd visit all...More

Thank Doris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended to go here by the B & B (Jasmine House) after i enquired about the new windchime they had bought. Lovely peaceful walk throught the area and bout quite a few small windchimes and a very large one which sounds fantastic in the...More

Thank porkiedee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a lovely place with beautiful plants and things to see. The children (4 and 11) both enjoyed it. Lovely zen feel to it, could spend time contemplating life there! The shop was lovely too with some nice quality items and bonsai trees and...More

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly welcome on arrival and given map of gardens. Map not really necessary as if you're expecting a large garden, then you will be disappointed. If like me, you are interested in Japan, you will find it peaceful and serene. Very few other visitors which...More

Thank BengalCatLady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my parents,partner and children one of 13 and 8. We was here for a good 2 and so hours. It was so very pretty and beautiful. The atmosphere was so very peaceful and quiet. My son 8 who is into his photography...More

Thank janiene1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a hot day at the beach, we spent a very calming afternoon in this hidden gem. Seemed highly improbable in this small village but it was worth finding. Deep in shade trees and bamboo stands, little streams, falls, fountains bubble, moss covers many things....More

Thank Phxsoprano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a beautiful village is this little piece of Japan - nicely kept garden with water featured which are fun to explore as well as a well stocked bonsai and gift shop.

Thank Hungryfeesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an hour here this morning and was blown away by how peaceful the garden is. Clearly a labour of love over many years for the owners and a wonderful place to get away from life for a while. Highly recommended.

Thank Tom H
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10 December 2016|
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Response from Natalie H | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we open fir the season on the 1st of March Hope to see you next year! Natalie
Tracey H
16 January 2015|
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Response from Charley B |
No they aren't v nice about dogs. We were told to leave ours in the car on a hot day. Never heard of dogs not being allowed in a garden!!