Stunning, tranquil and spectacular gardens

Compton Acres consists of 5 main classic themed gardens:

The Italian Garden, the Wooded Valley, the Rock and Water Garden, the Heather Garden and the Japanese Garden.

Open 362 days a year.

  • Useful map of the gardens with sites of interest.

  • This splendid formal garden is designed to be enjoyed as a spectacle with water, fountains, statuary, topiary and mass plantings providing seasonal colour.

  • The mature pine wood has been developed as a woodland garden with winding pathways and dramatic waterfalls. Many rhododendrons and camelias thrive here.

  • This is perhaps the largest rock garden in private ownership in England. It is home to over 300 kinds of plants including mature specimens of slow growing conifers and hundreds of dwarf spring and summer flowering bulbs.

  • This is a year round attraction, at its most colourful in early spring. The plantings are a mixture of many species of heathers.

  • Compton Acres' Japanese Garden is recognised as one of the best in Britain. The Tea House, draped with Japanese wisteria and the thatched summerhouse, are constructed to authentic designs.

  • There is a truly magnificent collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants... more than 3000 species in all.

  • We have introduced a number of innovative new sculptures that reflect and enhance the natural beauty of the gardens and encourage an appreciation of three dimensional art.