The Beauty Of Compton Acres Gardens

After a lovely day exploring Bournemouth, my other half suggested a trip to Compton Acre’s on Sunday before we made the drive back home. The gardens are situated in Poole which was less than a 10-minute drive from our central Bournemouth hotel and are set over 10 acres of land.

I hadn’t even heard of the gardens before but I’m all one for pretty views but I wasn’t prepared for what we explored. Split over a number of different gardens including a Japanese Garden, Heather Gardens, Rock and Water Gardens and Italian Gardens every single step was just beautiful.

Compton Acres was constructed back in 1920 and is still acknowledged as one of the finest privately owned gardens in England, literally, every single plant seemed primed and well looked after. When we first came in the gardens we hit the Italian Gardens which I think were my favourite of the whole area, with a massive pool in the middle filled with flowers and lily pads, words can’t really do it justice so make sure you check out the photos below. There was a wedding about to start in the building next door and I can’t even begin to imagine how incredible it would be to have your wedding photos with this backdrop.

Walking through the grounds the paths were easy to explore, the area’s well maintained and despite going just before midday on a Sunday it wasn’t busy or crammed which was nice especially when we wanted to stop and take loads of photos. The Rock and Water Gardens houses one of England’s biggest rock collections and The Japanese Gardens were complete with waterfalls, stepping stones, and traditional looking Japanese horticulture.

I won’t ramble on anymore, but I’ll let the photos set the scene.

August 12, 2017
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  • Reply radhika bhardwaj

    this is beautiful garden.. nicely written post

    August 13, 2017 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    The garden is amazing! And the pagoda looks awesome!

    August 14, 2017 at 7:18 am
  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse

    What an amazing looking park, I haven’t heard of it before. I love how much variety there is, it looks like one of those places that would be lovely in every season.

    August 14, 2017 at 7:29 am
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    What a beautiful garden, I bet you could spend hours exploring it all x

    August 14, 2017 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Mummy Times Two

    What a stunning looking place! The the kind of beautiful place I like to visit.

    August 14, 2017 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Hayley Warren

    Wow, this looks amazing! I would love to visit somewhere like this, I bet it would be great for outfit photos!

    August 14, 2017 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Jenni

    The garden is truely beautiful. It looks lovely to walk around 🙂

    August 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Oh wow what a beautiful looking place to explore, it looks like an amazing place to spend the day just seeing what different things you spot. I love your skirt as well 🙂

    August 14, 2017 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Jacqueline

    There is nothing like English Gardens. I miss being home so much, this post was a lovely introduction to Compton Acre Gardens. I’ve been to Kew Gardens and it was lovely but this is now on my list of gardens I wish to visit when I come home.

    August 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Tori

    What a gorgeous garden. It looks so well maintained

    August 14, 2017 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Ashleigh Dougherty

    I’ve not heard of these gardens before, but wow it’s stunning! If i am ever in the area, I will have to visit for sure.

    August 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Sally Akins

    What a gorgeous place, I’ve never heard of it before but definitely would love to visit. As you say, what a wonderful backdrop for wedding pics

    August 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Cummings

    I hadn’t heard of these gardens before either. The sound delightful and the pictures you’ve taken are stunning. Love the skirt / dress you’ve got on as well x

    August 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply five little doves

    What beautiful gardens! Your photos are stunning, and you look great too! I’d love to visit here!

    August 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Dannii

    What a beautiful place. I could easily spend hours just wandering around there

    August 15, 2017 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Steve KingUk

    This really is a pretty place and not somewhere I have ever heard of before!

    August 15, 2017 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Madeeha

    OMG… this is so beautiful place to visit. All those water lilies are so breathtaking. Just beautiful

    August 15, 2017 at 11:54 am
  • Reply melissa major

    Oh wow what a beautiful garden! I need to visit her one day, looks perfect for photos

    August 15, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    It looks really pretty there I love the sabre toothed tiger. Looks like a great place to go and explore.

    August 15, 2017 at 1:16 pm
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    August 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Louise

    Oh, wow! These garden’s look amazing. I feel a trip to Bournemouth coming on so I can see them for myself 🙂

    Louise x

    August 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Lynne Harper

    What a stunning place to visit. I would love to spend a few hours here enjoying the beautiful flowers 🙂 x

    August 16, 2017 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    Aw this reminds me of Monte Palace Gardens in Madeira. These tropical gardens are gorgeous and glad you had a good time x

    August 16, 2017 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Emily Leary

    Stunning gardens, I love the levels to everything, so pretty.

    August 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    I have only been to Bournemouth once and it was winter time. Whilst we had a lovely time, I would love to go back in the spring/summer especially to visit these stunning gardens! I love the tiger sculpture so much too x

    August 16, 2017 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Sarah Ann

    The gardens look beautiful. Such a relaxing and calming way to spend an afternoon.

    August 16, 2017 at 11:23 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Oh wow, it looks so beautiful there! Perfect for photos! xo

    August 17, 2017 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Becca Talbot

    Considering I’ve been to Bournemouth so many times (it’s only an hour and a half from where I live), I have never been to Poole! Really need to explore more, as these gardens look beautiful x

    August 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm
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