Compton Acres

Compton Acres 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 461 gardens.

Like jewels on a necklace, this series of gardens is laid out on a circular route. Originally created in the 1920s, in Arts and Crafts style, they include a formal Italian garden, elegant Japanese garden, wooded valley with winding paths and dramatic waterfalls, and a large rock and water garden. They are home to a diverse collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants – over 3,000 different species – for year-round interest.


Important update

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, gardens in the 2-for-1 directory are beginning to open.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, many have special measures in place, including pre-booking and limiting the number of visitors.

Before visiting a garden, please contact the garden directly to determine their opening status and any restrictions that may apply.

Please note: we’re unable to keep all individual 2-for-1 garden pages updated, but we will publish the latest details that we have on our weekly updates page from week commencing Monday 8 June, 2020.

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Using your 2-for-1 card at Compton Acres

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply

Opening details:

Open all year, daily, 10am-6pm (4pm 1 Nov-2 Apr)

Entry prices:

Adults £8.45, seniors £7.45, children (5-16) £4.25


Parking spaces
Public transport
Access for disabled (partial)
Plants / produce for sale
Light refreshment
Hot food
Dogs allowed on leads

Contact information:

164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES – Directions