The Garden Landscape Guide

Compton Acres Garden

A late example of the high Victorian Mixed style, made in the 1929s and now commercially run as a tourist enterprise There are seven distinct gardens, including a Roman Garden, an English Garden, an Italian Garden, a Palm Court, a Japanese Garden, a semi-tropical Glen and other features. Much-visited and maintained to a high standard but not always admired by designers.

Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, England, BH13 7ES

All Year. Daily. Open 9am to 6pm (10am to 4pm November to February). Closed 25th & 26th December.

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  • almost 4 years by pat element 5 / 5

    popular with us locals. nice cup of coffee, and the garden centre is well cared for. however, we don't like sharing the comfy sofas with dogs, and have no wish to eat lunch with dogs around our feet!
  • about 6 years by Allesandro 1 / 5

    I'm really puzzled by the last review - because Compton Acres is only a crummy imitation of an Italianate garden. If I could give it negative stars I would!
  • over 7 years by Anonymous 5 / 5

    My family and I had a fantastic day out at Compton Acres - not only were the gardens beautiful, but the views across Poole Harbour were amazing - truly a breath of fresh air.

    There were a number of restaurants there serving excellent food, and we picked up a few goodies in the gifts shop before we left.

    Would definitely recommend it

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