C O M P T O N A C R E S
I was kindly invited along to Compton Acres, a 10 acre, beautifully themed gardens, with a cafe tearoom, garden centre, pizzeria, gift shop and wonderful wedding/events venue. Situated in Poole, Dorset, it makes the most perfect south coast day out! Poole is right next door to Bournemouth the famous seaside town. There is so much to do here its such a great family day out, or just as great for adults.
Compton Acres Link if you want to check out their fabulous website!
Compton Acres was first constructed in 1920 as is still one of the most extravagant privately owned gardens in England. It has now made its name as one of the finest wedding venues, and has an award winning Italian villa perfect as a backdrop for some fabulous photos.
The garden has 5 main themed gardens consisting of The Italian Garden, The Wooded Valley, The Rock & Water Gardens, The Heather Garden and The Japanese Garden and boasts over 3000 species of plants.
I was attending a photography workshop with which is amazing, so informative and helpful with hopefully giving my photography a bit more of a push! We got to enjoy some divine freshly baked shortbreads and biscuits, along with some fizz making for such a lovly day. It was a cool, but sunny day meaning the weather was perfect and I managed to get some gorgeous photos of the gardens I walked through. Sadly the Italian villa was closed by the time we were finished but I shall be returning to check this out and hopefully try one of their delicious pizzas!
Go check this place out if you can, its a beautiful place to see and explore.