The Gardens

The gardens of Compton Acres are laid out on a circular route, rather like jewels on a necklace. This unique layout allows visitors to discover each of the gardens in turn. There is a step free route around the garden.

  • The Italian Garden

    With luxurious water fountains, statuary, topiary and mass plantings to provide seasonal colour, the aim of The Italian Gardens was to provide a true spectacle.
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  • The Wooded Valley

    With winding pathways and dramatic waterfalls, The Wooded Gardens reflect some of the most loved aspects and characteristics of woodlands from across the world.
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  • The Rock & Water Gardens

    The Rock & Water Garden is not only one of England’s largest owned rock gardens but is also one of the country’s most breath-taking.
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  • The Heather Garden

    The Heather Gardens are one of the newest gardens at Compton Acres but also amongst the most beautiful and hardy; treating visitors with a spectacle all year round.
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  • The Japanese Garden

    The Japanese Gardens encompass Thomas Simpson’s love for the unique elegance and incomparable beauty of Japanese horticulture.
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  • Plants of Interest

    Compton Acres boasts over 3000 species of plants, some which grow nowhere else in the county. With over 10 acres of gardens, Compton Acres is home to a magnificent collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
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Explore…

Compton Acres offers a whole world to explore – from our gardens, tea rooms, plant centre, gift shop and much more…

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Plants of Interest

With over 10 acres of gardens, Compton Acres is home to a magnificent collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

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