Daytime or lantern-lit evening entry for two adults (£6)
Or admission to Nature's Heart concert on Sunday 28 July 2013 for two adults
Two acres of Japanese meditation gardens
Entry to Crystal Gardens available for an additional £1
The Fine Print
Expires 31 October 2013. Nature's Heart Concert valid 28th July 2013 only.
Limit 1 per 2 people. May buy multiples as gifts.
Redemption: No booking necessary. Must present printed Groupon at time of redemption.
Tickets valid for daily entry Tue to Sun 10.30am-5.30pm. Lantern lit evenings entry Fri to Sun 7pm-10pm August & September only. Entrance to crystal garden for a £1 supplement. *Discount applies to selected options only. Valid on option purchased only. Original values verified 1 July 2013 at 9.50 am.
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Carefully crafted in two acres of green countryside, Pure Land Meditation Centre and Japanese Garden has promoted peace and contemplation for spectators and meditators alike since 1973. Two visitors can wander among the Japanese gardens and use the space for quiet reflection either during the day, or on one of the centre's lantern-lit evenings. Customers can also opt to explore the crystal garden for an additional £1, or attend the uplifting annual Nature's Heart concert consisting of enlightening songs, talk, haiku and meditation, all led by Maitreya.
Choose from the following options:
• £6 for daytime admission for two adults, valid until October (50% off)
• £6 for lantern-lit evening admission for two adults, valid until September (50% off)
• £15 for admission to the Nature's Heart concert for two adults on Sunday 28th July 2013
Groupon learns more about the creation of Pure Land Meditation Centre and Japanese Garden, as well as its use as a contemplative space.
How was the garden established?
The process of creating the garden began in 1980 when two acres of flat fields started to be dug up and renovated, forming a miniature replica of Japan's hilly scenery. The garden was built up gradually, with many features added over the years with help from the local community.
What features are there?
A number of the large stones were placed individually, with the paths following the lay of the land. Over time more traditional Japanese elements were added, such as water, carp, bridges, bamboo, cherry trees and stone lanterns. There is, of course, still a mixture of English native plants too.
Any other points of interest?
There is a pagoda, as well as a Zen garden and a traditional Japanese tea house for tea ceremonies. The most recent addition, in May 2013, is the crystal garden; a space that uses crystals instead of grass or plants to dramatic effect.
What is the garden used for?
The garden forms a space for meditation and peaceful contemplation. It is also an ideal venue for the annual Nature's Heart concert, which showcases song, poetry and talks on spiritual awakening and enlightenment.
Pure Land Meditation Centre and Japanese Garden picked up a blissful 4.5/5 from initial TripAdvisor reviews. Visitors were impressed by the landscaping as well as the fusion of English and Japanese planting. Special mentions from a number of reviewers, however, went to the garden's peaceful and welcoming atmosphere, as well as the events such as lantern and meditation days.