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Compton Acres, Poole
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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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  • Great selection of brunch or lunch options . Seasonal menu changes. Try the smashed avocado , egg & bacon on rustic home baked bread- Great value is the senior Sunday chicken roast ¬£8.90 - yummy plate...  more »
  • We just visit Compton Acres gardens, and all have had the same feeling: disappointing. These gardens must be a wonder in spring and summer, I have no doubt, but at temperatures of 1 * C, where there is a flower and is all burned by the cold, the right thing would be to close until spring and not charge 8.50 pounds for each entry. Do not lose time and money at this time.
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  • I have lived in Poole for nearly five years and driven past Compton Acres many a time but never thought to pop in. I suppose I worried that as it was in a relatively built up residential area it would...  more »