Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Dorset  /  Poole  /  Parks  /  Compton Acres

Compton Acres, Poole

(4.3/5 based on 600+ 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.
Create a full Poole itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Poole

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Poole by other users

6 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in England BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, kids, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Bigger than expected but amazing. Such an array of plants and trees. So well cared for too. To walk around took a good hour then lunch in cafe and gift shop. 
  • whent for a wedding here in 2015 even though my review says it was 2016 it wasn't and it wasn't as good as i thought it was going to be very cramed so people were walking into each other most of the n...  more »
  • be prepared for achy legs, lots of steps and hills to climb and decend , amazing amount of plants and trees, the water garden is ace, nice tea room, parking ok, but can get busy, the Italian looking g...  more »