Compton Acres Garden – delight at every turn

Over the last few weeks, here in the UK, we have experienced very hot weather. In recent days thankfully it has turned a little cooler making getting out and about enjoying walks etc that much more pleasant. Eddie and I decided to take advantage of this and visited Compton Acres Gardens which is in the County of Dorset in the South of England. They are privately owned gardens originally created in the 1920’s by Thomas William Simpson, and are regarded as one of the most outstanding constructed in Britain during that period. We last visited these gardens in 2019 and although three years has passed since that visit, once again the several hours we spent there was pure delight at every turn.   

The Italian Garden with the wrestlers of Herculaneum
(photographed on my mobile phone)

Another view of the Italian Garden
(photographed using my mobile phone)


Beautiful plants and wonderful colours could be seen as we walked around.

In this photograph you can just see the sea in the background as we look out to Poole Harbour Bay
(photographed on my mobile phone)

The Japanese Garden, this photograph from here

Compton Acres boasts over 3000 species of plants. With over 10 acres of gardens, it is home to a magnificent collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Eddie and I certainly plan to re-visit again. If you’d like to read more about these gardens the website is here


The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer Gods heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth
All the best Jan

Over the last few weeks, here in the UK, we have experienced very hot weather. In recent days thankfully it has turned a little cooler making getting out and about enjoying walks etc that much more pleasant. Eddie and I decided to take advantage of this and visited Compton Acres Gardens which is in the County of Dorset in the South of England. They are privately owned gardens originally created in the 1920’s by Thomas William Simpson, and are regarded as one of the most outstanding constructed in Britain during that period. We last visited these gardens in 2019 and although three years has passed since that visit, once again the several hours we spent there was pure delight at every turn.   

The Italian Garden with the wrestlers of Herculaneum
(photographed on my mobile phone)

Another view of the Italian Garden
(photographed using my mobile phone)


Beautiful plants and wonderful colours could be seen as we walked around.

In this photograph you can just see the sea in the background as we look out to Poole Harbour Bay
(photographed on my mobile phone)

The Japanese Garden, this photograph from here

Compton Acres boasts over 3000 species of plants. With over 10 acres of gardens, it is home to a magnificent collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Eddie and I certainly plan to re-visit again. If you’d like to read more about these gardens the website is here


The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer Gods heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth
All the best Jan