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Compton Acres

164 Canford Cliffs Road
BH13 7ES

Compton Acres invites you to escape to a different world. Individual themed gardens set in ten acres with spectacular views over Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills. It's a uniquely beautiful journey of discovery.

The Roman Garden - The Romans colonised Dorset for nearly four hundred years, leaving a legacy of formalised circular gardens such as this, complete with fountains and statuary.

The Italian Garden - A spectacular hymn to symmetry, here is formality at its grandest; an outdoor gallery of statues set amongst grass-bordered beds and exquisite ornamental pool.

Palm Court - Four mature palm trees, pool and beautiful marble statue.

The Woodland Walk - Walkways wind around a wild woodland, within sight and sound of a majestic waterfall, across wooden bridges and a viewing terrace.

The Rock and Water Garden - A beautiful water garden with many pools and vistas, stocked with coy fish and terrapins and fragrant flora.

The Heather Dell - With a great variety of heathers tumbling down terraces, flowering at different times of year - even winter.

The Japanese Garden - Providing a breathtaking finale to the tour, this wholly authentic Japanese garden incorporates a thatched temple and the Imperial Tea House, while exuding oriental mysticism and exoticism.

General Information:

  • Fully accessible for the disabled
  • Guide dogs and registered assistance dogs only.
  • Coffees and light lunches available at the Harbour View and Sorridi Cafes. Fine dining at Sorridi Restaurant.
  • Free car and coach parking.
  • The Ark - large retail area,Something Really Different - Craft Shop
  • 00 gauge model railway
  • Large plant sales area
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    Compton Acres is close to Sandbanks, which is well signposted from the A338 and A35. Follow the brown and white tourist signs.

    The Gardens are served by Wilts and Dorset bus numbers 50 from Bournemouth and Swanage and 52 from Poole.

    Compton Acres Postcode for SatNav: BH13 7ES


    +44 (0)1202 700 778
    +44 (0)1202 700 778 (group bookings)
    +44 (0)1202 707 537

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