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Compton Acres

164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole BH13 7ES, England
+44 1202 700778
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interesting gardens

lots to see, varied plants and flowers, Japanese garden wonderful. Easy to get there by bus from... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
gloria p
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Lovely well maintained gardens

2 lovely restaurants. One at the entrance has quite a number of choices and the food is excellent... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
lazer.lady
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164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole BH13 7ES, England
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

lots to see, varied plants and flowers, Japanese garden wonderful. Easy to get there by bus from Poole. Nice cafe with lovely views.

Thank gloria p
952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you, as you say we have many different plants in the gardens and we are so lucky to have Mary Payne design our planting areas as well.

Reviewed 28 June 2016

2 lovely restaurants. One at the entrance has quite a number of choices and the food is excellent. Half way round is another little cafe, which has wonderful views. I feel it might be more of a Spring/Autum garden, but the Roman Villa, gardens are...More

Thank lazer.lady
952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, I will pass on your comments to our chef and café staff.

Reviewed 27 June 2016

With a mixture of formal and informal layouts, these gardens have something for everyone. Sheltered under massive Scots pine trees and with multiple water features and the most amazing variety of flowers, shrubs and trees, this set of gardens is well worth visiting throughout the...More

Thank drummondone
952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

We all appreciate your lovely comments on our gardens, thank you.

Reviewed 25 June 2016

Two for one offer from a magazine at the hotel. Walked from the centre of Bournemouth all along the west side to Cancliff and then cut inland to the gardens. Firsat stop was a cup of coffee. There is a great cafe/restaurant there. Then it...More

Thank jwhi2014
952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us, and the walk back to Bournemouth!

Reviewed 22 June 2016

I remember going here as a kid and once again nearly 20 years ago. Decided to visit again to see what it is like these days. The magic of this place is that there are several unique and separate gardens. As you leave one by...More

Thank mickthemunch
952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Many thanks for your lovely long review. We agree about the trees blocking the view of the Harbour from the cafe, however, as these trees do not belong to us, we are unable to do anything about them restricting our view of the Harbour. On...More

Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you like beautiful plants and flowers Compton Acres is worth a visit.Pretty scenery.A lovely big gift shop.And excellent coffee.

Thank JaneWarehamGrace
952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you for your kind review, the Italian is looking especially lovely at this time of year.

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Very interesting set of gardens in a surprising location. Once away from the cafe and garden centre you can immerse yourself in a series of well maintained and interesting garden 'rooms'. Our dog was welcome on a short lead which was fine and the cafe...More

Thank Ian G
952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you for your review. We do welcome dogs on a lead and their responsible owners. We are hoping at a later date to erect noise restricting fences which would make the traffic noise less noticible.

Reviewed 16 June 2016

It may not be the biggest of gardens, but there are many different areas to explore. From the formal gardens around the Italian Villa to the Japanese garden, there are a good variety of plants to see. The little bridges, steps across water and windy...More

Thank Andrew S
952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thank you for your review, as you say there are a very good variety of plants to see, and we have many children coming back, as they really enjoy all the nooks and crannies around our garden.

Reviewed 16 June 2016

Lovely gardens for all seasons but exceptional when the rhododendrums and azaleas are in flower. I particularly loved the Japanese garden and Italian garden. Two of our friends were using walking sticks and found that the easier paths were signposted while we took the stepping...More

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952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review.

Reviewed 15 June 2016

A little gem! A really pleasant way to spend a couple of hours in various themed gardens. Two very popular and clean tea/coffee/cake areas.

Thank Robert D
952778km, Owner at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

We really appreciate your lovely review, thank you.

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Camilla B
Is it possible to eat your own sandwiches in a discreet area nowadays? Obviously not in the cafe!
13 May 2017|
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Response from 952778km | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your enquiry we do not have a specific picnic area in the gardens but are happy for visitors to use the benches etc for eating their packed lunches. You are missing out however on our cafe's, where we... More
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bryanrout
Is there on site disable psrking
10 January 2017|
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Response from 952778km | Property representative |
There is disabled parking here. We do not treat wheelchair users as idiots as we have many regular customers who use wheelchairs and I am sure if they were treated as a nuisance they would not frequent our establishment so... More
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Pam H
Can you take dogs
11 August 2015|
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Yes , I took all three of my dogs
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