Welcome to The Japanese Garden in Cornwall
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Seasonal Opening Times
We are open from 10am – 6pm*, 7 days a week from the 1st March until the 15th November. Including Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Last entrance to the Japanese Garden 5pm.
* Earlier closing & last entry times after clocks change in October – Please check our social media (Instagram & Facebook) Or look on our Google page for exact closing times.
Children: £3.00 (3 – 15 years)
Concessions: £5.00 (Seniors (60+), Students (16 +), Disabled, NHS Staff & Armed Forces)
Babies/in buggies free
Shop & plant areas are admission free.
This year we will be offering Season Tickets for £12 – 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 the remainder of the current season. Season Ticket is valid from the date purchased; until the 31st October of the same year. Season Tickets can be purchased at any time throughout the season and will be valid until the 31st October; so the earlier in the season you purchase; the more often you can take advantage of using your ticket. Excluding events. The Season Ticket can be purchased during a visit from the counter. One ticket can be purchased per person. Add a child to your ticket for £6. Please ask a member of staff & we will be happy to help you.
*Free Entry Ticket Terms & Conditions *
The Japanese Garden supports many charities and we often donate ‘Free Garden Entry Tickets’ to help local charities raise money. Each ticket grants one individual one free entry to the garden. Please present the physical ticket at the counter to claim your free visit. Tickets cannot be exchanged for money or used for discount on purchases. A photograph of a ticket will not be accepted; the physical ticket must be presented at the counter to claim free entry. Please get in touch prior to your visit if you have any questions regarding your ‘Free Entry Ticket’.
Garden size: 1 acre approx
Wheelchair friendly: Yes, 90% accessible with gravel paths.
Wheelchairs with large wheels tend to travel more easily on the gravel than small wheeled designs.
The garden is relatively flat throughout (90%) but the ground is uneven.
See photo below of one of the pathways:
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: Dogs are not allowed in The Japanese Garden itself (except guide dogs*), but we are happy for well behaved dogs to visit our shop and nursery areas if on a lead.
* Therapy dogs are not allowed in the Japanese garden itself but are welcome in the shop and nursery if kept on a lead.
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 many years ago when the garden was first created (1989) & 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 & Azaleas display the most beautiful blossoms offering so much colour and beauty. Streams gurgle & birdsong fills the air.
Summer: The garden grows!
Autumn: The garden transforms!
Leaves begin to fall and cooler temperatures start the autumnal clock. 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