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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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  • Despite many holidays as a child to Poole and Bournemouth, this was my first visit to Compton Acres. What a find!! Despite visiting in November there was still plenty to see - the heather garden, the ...  more »
  • We went here on a sunny day & were amazed by the colourful gardens & beautiful waterfalls! We got 2 for the price of 1 voucher off the Internet which made it affordable. Well worth a visit & would def...  more »
  • Well worth the visit to a beautifully landscaped garden...or gardens as there are three adjoining and very different to each other. Not large, but not too small, this was after all the owners backyard...  more »