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Compton Acres

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Sunny day in November

Group visit to this lovely garden, the most beautiful mix of autumnal colours, blood red maples... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
307Jocelyn
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
One of the best gardens - anywhere!

Even if you are not a gardener, you can appreciate the work that has gone into designing and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RonVic
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Castle Cary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Group visit to this lovely garden, the most beautiful mix of autumnal colours, blood red maples alongside gold and lemon. many evergreens in different shades,like a tapestry in greens. The planting is well established and very successful , the history of the garden goes back...More

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, it is lovely to hear from our visitors. It is especially nice to hear that the gardens are appreciated at this time of the year too. As you say the autumn leaf colours are quite stunning. We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even if you are not a gardener, you can appreciate the work that has gone into designing and maintaining Compton Acres. It is totally fascinating from start to finish. Woodland gardens with waterfalls, large rockery and water gardens culminating in a wonderful Japanese garden. A...More

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Compton Acres is very beautiful at any time if the year and we do hope that you can come and visit us again. Late Spring is a wonderful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic formal garden, reflecting international styles of landscaping. A splendid wedding venue. Excellent quality cafe/restaurant. Splendid gift shop with some unusual product.

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do hope you come and see us again. We have the special offer annual passes available now too.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not sure what to expect at Compton acres having lived near Bournmouth for 10 years now I thought I had seen everything worth seeing. But I was wrong Compton is an unexpected Peace of paradise Totally unassuming and a real wow and that’s...More

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are open all year round and it is great to see the gardens changing throughout the seasons. If you are local look out for our special...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Compton acres today, was a bit chilly but had a nice couple of hours. The gardens were not fully in bloom due to the season and would like to go back in summer as imagine it’s beautiful with more colour. Spent around an...More

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your comments regarding the children's play area to the owners. Please do come and see us again in the Spring and Summer you will not be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The “4 Star” rating is for the gardens alone, the cafe just about scraped a “2” in our view which was for the food alone which was quite tasty, service left a lot to be improved upon We are lucky enough to live just around...More

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time within the grounds of the garden on such a beautiful autumn day, but are disappointed that your visit to our cafe was not so enjoyable. I am...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Autumn was not the best time to visit gardens were well laid out but only small areas were in bloom not much colour Best time for visit would be in spring when plants would be in flower. Christmas shop a bonus!More

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The gardens are open throughout the year and each season offers something different. You are quite correct the spring and summer months offer more colour but many visitors enjoy the gardens through the autumn and winter too (especially if you...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Compton Acres has the unusual stance of having a café at the entrance to it before you pay to enter (a very good idea) the restaurant has a wide range to choose from and if you then don't want to walk around the gardens you...More

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Yes, visitors are more than welcome to use the cafe at the entrance as well as visit the 2 shops and plant sales without having to pay entry in...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

I'd seen their menu on line which included gluten free options so I went and had a gluten free sandwich which was excellent. The staff seemed very knowledgable about gluten free. I noticed they had gluten free fish and chips on the menu so I'll...More

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your lunch. We pride ourselves in offering good quality food for our visitor's with special dietary requirements. I do hope you come again soon to try the gluten free fish and...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lovely gardens, twists and turns, but interest everywhere. We had a lady in a wheelchair, which cost £1 to rent for the visit, so it’s worth noting the routes for wheels are all metalled, but there are downhill and uphill sections. Discount for carer. Lovely...More

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Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the gardens.

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smould1
25 August 2018|
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Response from Flitters17 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but would still go for the lunches!
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Vivien A
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Response from LizJohnR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but it is hilly, may not be suitable.
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Response from 952778km | Property representative |
Dogs on Leads are certainly welcome, we look forward to seeing you in the near future.:)
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