We are Natalie & Stuart
We have taken over management of the Japanese Garden in Cornwall from Robert & Stella Hore, who imagined & built the garden. They dreamed, created & nurtured the Japanese Garden in to a place of peace & their artistic vision & sensitivity to the space has allowed it to grow in to a place that people can truly relax & appreciate how amazing & beautiful nature can be. Having worked incredibly hard to nurture the space in to a place of such beauty; Stella & Robert are now retired; & their daughter Natalie (myself) & partner Stuart are taking on the challenge of maintaining & developing the garden.
The garden has always been a place of great joy to me & has meant so much to me for different reasons at different times in my life. As a child I played with toy horses in the garden & spent time feeding the fish by hand; sometimes spending hours lying on the bridge with my hand in the water. I would return frequently to the garden as a teenager always knowing it would have a calming effect on me. I experience a feeling of peace in the garden that I have rarely found elsewhere. The sound of the running water, the rustle of leaves in the trees, the smell of flowers, soil & sometimes rain combined with the visual stimulation of colours, shapes & natural beauty culminate in this place creating a feeling of relaxation & positive energy.
We have many ideas for the future of the Japanese Garden & hope you will enjoy the journey with us as we embark on this fantastic adventure!
Stuart & I hope you enjoy visiting us
Our dog Rupert is a very friendly boy who is occasionally behind the counter with us and loves nothing more than meeting people and getting cuddles.
He is never permitted to be in the Japanese Garden (as dogs are not allowed – except guide dogs). Please see our Visit page for details on visiting us.
For more information about the garden check out the History & Philosophy page
All Photography on this website by Natalie Myra Photography