This week has seen some amazing changes in the garden; with the Japanese Maples now turning their leaves to their stunning autumn colours. Some are reacting faster than others of course, but the reaction can be seen throughout the garden.

It has been unbelievably windy this week! The poor gardeners have been fighting a tough battle trying to keep the garden tidy as leaves have been falling in huge amounts with every gust of wind! Autumn is always a demanding time of year due to the leaf fall of this season, but the gale force winds have made this more challenging this week. I personally love visiting the garden at this time of year and the leaves falling in the breeze adds something magical for me when i spend time around the trees.

Autumn is a very special time of year in the garden; as change is everywhere present with leaves falling, colours turning and trees beginning to show off their branches and their architecture again. The powerful winds managed to reach us even though we are sheltered at the bottom of the Lanherne vale, but we have managed to hold on to lots of our beautiful leaves luckily!

We have just 11 days left of our 2017 season – October 31st 2017 is our last day open this year!

Please enjoy looking at the photographs i shot this week in the garden –


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The beautiful Autumn season is upon us and the garden is embracing the time of year fully!

The leaves are falling with every gust of wind and the ones still clinging to their branches are turning the most stunning colours.

Today i enjoyed a quick walk around the garden with my camera to try to capture some of the colours now being shown off. The Japanese Maples are particularly stunning at this time of year, as their incredible reds, purples and oranges are now becoming vibrant for autumn.

The English Oaks are dropping lots and lots of acorns in various places throughout the garden and a recent visit from the playgroup children has seen lots of collected acorns from our budding horticulturists!

The weather has been rainy and then sunny, on and off for days now, giving the garden a vibrant shine from the showers and the sun is lighting up the leaves and making them glow; its really beautiful to see whether its pouring with rain or bathed in golden October light.


This is our last month open for the 2017 season! So if you are planning a visit there are just 23 more days to come and see us! (Last day open 31st October 2017 – until march 1st 2018)

Please enjoy looking at the pictures of the garden shot today –



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October has arrived and the autumn season is definitely upon us!
Today has been a rather wet and windy day; blowing many, many leaves from the trees. Our poor gardeners are fighting an endless battle; to keep the garden tidy as every gust of wind blows more leaves to the ground.
I love the autumn season, and the falling leaves add something beautiful to the atmosphere of the garden. There is a feeling of deep relaxation at this time of year as leaves let go of their hold on the trees and lift off from the branches to float gently to the ground. That feeling of letting go is always present through autumn; more so than any other time of year i think.
Today i took a walk in the garden with my camera and, although very wet and overcast, i felt totally calmed by the space. The light is shining on the many Japanese Maple leaves from the rain this morning, making them glisten as the wind rocks them in to motion. They almost look as if they are dancing, in waves of movement. Its beautiful and kind of mesmerising to watch!
My eye was drawn to the autumn colours now being displayed by some of the trees; the reds, oranges and golden tones are now appearing throughout the garden; punctuating the green landscape.
This is our last month open for the 2017 season! So if you are planning a visit this year; make sure you come to see us by October 31st 2017!
Also – we have finally sourced some stunning granite lanterns! We have a few large and a few smaller lanterns – so if you are looking for a beautiful granite piece to complete your own Japanese Garden; we now have some in stock!
 Please see the pictures below of the garden today and of our new Granite lanterns –
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September has seen lots of rain and wind so far, which has brought on the beginning of the leaves falling and the colours just starting their transition in to their autumn colours.

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year as the energy in the garden changes from the excitement of summer in to a more peaceful, relaxed season. As the leaves change colour in to some of the most vivid tones; we also see leaves letting go from their branches and dropping to the ground. It feels symbolic of the energy of the garden; letting go of all stresses as we enter autumn.

Today we are seeing beautiful sunshine and i grabbed my camera for a few photos this morning.

The light is gorgeous today and with all the rain we had over the last couple of days we are seeing shiny leaves and water droplets clinging to the foliage.

The pond water is becoming beautifully clear and the Koi are swimming slowly around the water – i could watch them for hours!

We had a delivery of Japanese White Pines last week which we have re-potted and styled and they are now out for sale in our Nursery areas.

Please enjoy viewing photos of the garden this week and our new white pines below:


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We are looking for a friendly, positive individual who is used to working in a customer focused environment and is able to provide second-to-none customer service. An interest in horticulture and Bonsai would be desirable.


Working in a team you will play an active role in providing a positive customer experience and driving sales whilst maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the shop.

The key role of this position will be delivering customer service in our retail shop. The successful applicant must be able to work individually as well as working well in a team.

The successful candidate must have the following qualities:

  • Trustworthy
  • Socialable & Friendly demeanor
  • Punctual
  • Hard-working & pro-active
  • Willing to go the extra mile
  • Flexible

Position hours: 8 hours guaranteed a week. With the potential for more hours. Temporary contract until October 2018. £7.70 per hour

The Japanese Garden is open seasonally from 1st March until 31st October every year.

If you’d like to apply please drop a CV into store so you can say hi!

Or email it to us:

Cover letters welcome, let us know why you would be right for the position and a bit about yourself.

Thank you, we look forward to meeting you,


Natalie & Stuart

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