Welcome to The Japanese Garden in Cornwall
Seasonal Opening Times
We are open from 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week from the 1st March until the 31st October.
Last entrance to the Japanese Garden 5pm.
Concessions: £4.50 (Seniors, Students, Disabled, NHS Staff & Armed Forces)
Babies/in buggies free
Shop & plant areas are admission free.
This year we will be offering Season Tickets for £10 – which will enable one person to visit the Japanese Garden as often as they like during our opening dates (1st March – 31st October) & times (10am – 6pm, 7 days a week) for one year (the 8 months that we are open). Excluding events. The Season Ticket can be purchased during a visit from the counter. One ticket can be purchased per person. Please ask a member of staff & we will be happy to help you.
Garden size: 1 acre approx
Wheelchair friendly: Yes, 90% + (gravel paths)
Refreshments: We currently do not have a cafe on site, however there is a tea room & the village public house within a 5 minute walk from us.
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 unfortunately we 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.
Parking: Yes we have a car park – free of charge for visitors.
The Japanese Garden is a tranquil place with many plants and water features, where visitors can enjoy the beauty of nature in a peaceful, relaxing space. The space was built as a meditative garden, where one can calm the mind & let go of unwanted stress through contemplation & reflection.
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 currently do not have a cafe on site, however there is a tea room & the village public house within a 5 minute walk from us. 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).
Planning a visit?
Check out pictures of the garden during the different Seasons –
Spring: The garden awakens!
Japanese Maples unfurl in brightest reds & greens. Cherry blossom, Camellias & more. Streams gurgle & birdsong fills the air.
Summer: The garden blooms!
Azaleas, Japanese Maples, & an abundance of flowers & foliage in full splendour. Bamboos whisper in gentle summer breezes. Dragonflies & damselflies hover over the swimming Koi.
Autumn: The garden transforms!
Japanese Maples perform spectacular colour changes: bold & soft golds, greens, oranges & reds transform the garden, before dropping gently into rest.
Winter: The garden sleeps!
Fantastic shapes in wood and stone, hidden in summer, reappear now. Evergreens & winter flowering plants colour the landscape & the slumbering trees display their intricate forms. Dramatic architecture revealed!
Some frequently asked questions and answers can be found on our F.A.Q page
Please find detailed directions and map on our Find Us page