The Japanese Garden in Cornwall provides an authentic Japanese
garden design in an idyllic Cornish setting. Built as a meditative garden it is the perfect space where one can calm the mind & let go of unwanted stress through contemplation & reflection.


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The Introduction & General Care of Bonsai booklet was written to give bonsai beginners a knowledgeable starting point. It covers a variety of key topics including, watering, positioning, pruning, re-potting & styling.  We provide this booklet Free with each bonsai purchase but we thought it might be useful to have a copy here for you too.

Please enjoy having a look at the guide


If you live in a hard water area and cannot collect rain water – 


The Vinegar Trick

  • Rinse out an old 4 pints milk container (or any container that will hold this amount of water)
  • Once rinsed – fill it with your hard tap water.
  • Now add 2 drops of malt vinegar (the kind you put on your fish and chips)
  • Replace the bottle lid and give the container a shake to mix the vinegar into the water.
  • Leave the water to stand for at least 24 hours (can be days and days)
  • When you return to the container you should see a collection of a whitish/grey sediment at the bottom of the bottle – this is the lime.
  • The water above this will be neutral, and can now be used to water your tree.


Check out our Bonsai Doctor page to see a few of the most common Bonsai ailments and how you can remedy them.



The garden is just over 1 acre in size and therefore we will be limiting the number of people who are able to visit us at any one time to maintain social distancing and keep visitors safe. We now require visitors to pre-book prior to their visit to us. Please see our Covid-19 Information page for details.