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Compton Acres, Poole

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Visit Compton Acres, a stretch of picturesque gardens looking out over Poole Harbour. Thomas William Simpson had a vision of a garden composed of separate garden rooms, each illustrating a particular garden style from around the world. Simpson planned the paths and terraces so that only one garden area could be experienced at a time. Experience the care and precision in each room's planning. Rare plants, trees, and garden statuary were gathered from across the globe to make the experience as authentic as possible. A Japanese garden designer and workmen were even brought to create the Japanese Garden area, complete with Japanese stones and earth. Today you can enjoy ten distinct areas in the garden, including a Roman Garden with a miniature pool and grotto, an Italian Garden, Canadian Woodland Walk, Indian Tropical Valley, Egyptian Court, Spanish Water Garden, Scottish Heather Dell, Garden of Memory, and the Japanese Garden. For Compton Acres and beyond, use our Poole travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Poole vacation.
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  • Peaceful setting and lovely views make this worth the visit. I highly recommend going here if you want to go somewhere different. 
  • Having visited these gardens several times over the years we decided that it was a good place to visit as I am temporarily confined to a wheelchair. The gardens as ever are lovely but just beware if y...  read more »
  • Compton Acres is an oasis of calm among the constant building and development that is going on in Canford Cliffs and Lilliput. Easy to find and park, a nice cafe and well stocked nursery shop are on s...  read more »
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