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 392 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.

Check before you travel

Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply.

We advise checking the garden’s own website or calling them direct to ensure the published details are accurate, as opening times and restrictions may vary.

Always take your 2 for 1 card with you

Some gardens have pre-booking systems in place – take your 2 for 1 card with you to validate your booking.

If a garden offers both pre-booking and walk-up options, we recommend booking prior to your visit to avoid disappointment should the garden be busy.

Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2 for 1 card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.


Using your 2-for-1 card at Compton Acres

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult

Opening details:

Open all year, daily, 10am-4pm

Entry prices:

Adults £8.95, seniors £7.95, children (5-16) £4.45. No booking – walk-up only


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

Contact information:

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164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset – Directions