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“Gardens in the rain!”
Review of Compton Acres

Compton Acres
Ranked #6 of 67 things to do in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Visited these gardens on an afternoon of rain so didn't linger as much as I would have liked. Having said that the rain dripping through the trees seemed to give these beautiful gardens an extra atmosphere. I was very impressed with what had been done here with the different area and particularly liked the Rock and Water Garden.

Thank Pauline R
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

A great way to spend half a day. Even if your not a gardener its a visual delight! Plenty of car parking. Arrive early to avoid the coach arrivals on mass. These will hamper your progress around the narrow footpaths & certainly will spoil your photo opportunities.

Thank Michael4444Harvey
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

I called in with some friends for lunch at the cafe and can highly recommend the most generous and beautifully presented ploghman's lunch I have ever seen! Service was prompt and friendly too.
We chatted to some people who had been round the gardens who said they were fabulous so next time we will make an afternoon of it and explore them.
We did have time to look around the shops ( well there's always time for shopping!), the large gift shop leading off the cafe provided some great birthday presents and we also discovered the smaller but brilliant shop where garden entry tickets are sold, which sells all sorts of lovely edible and non-edible goodies.
Just noticed tick-boxes, so to clarify, there is entry fee to garden but not to cafe and shopping area. We spent at least two hours there so suggest three plus if going into gardens as well.
All in all, we had a lovely time even without (yet) seeing the gardens - highly recommended!

2  Thank suewebb61
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Lots or little nooks and cranies. I am always finding areas Ive never seen before. well worth the time.

Thank Gavin C
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

When going to an attraction it’s hard to allocate how much time to spend there but in this case definitely allocated too much time. I walked in to the Roman garden and it looked really nice and I was very impressed then it went a little down hill (in terms of quality) the next high light was the “three bridges” and following that the Asia garden was nice with the big water fall and stepping stones. The views from the cafe were very disappointing as there was a golf course and the trees seem to have covered a lot of the views. Bog garden and alpine garden was nothing to shout about. Childrens’ play area was small. There was good signs to show routes for both wheel chair and non wheel chair users.

2  Thank InfoseekUK
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