Image taken at Compton Acres, Poole, Dorset UK during my recent visit there.
Camera Olympus E-520, Focal length 42.0mm,
Shutter 1/320s, f.5.6, ISO200
The 10 acres of gardens at Compton Acres sit in splendour looking out over Poole Harbour. They are the brainchild of Thomas William Simpson, who began to build Compton Acres just after WWI. Simpson had a vision of creating at Poole a garden composed of separate garden rooms, or areas, each illustrating a particular garden style from around the world. Simpson planned the paths and terraces so that only one garden area could be experienced at a time.
At enormous expense (some £220,000) he gathered rare plants, trees, and garden statuary from across the globe. Simpson was a stickler for authenticity. As an example, he went to the trouble and expense of bringing to England a Japanese garden designer and workmen to create the Japanese Garden area, complete with Japanese stones and earth.
Today the garden is composed of 10 distinct areas, including a Roman Garden, with a miniature pool and grotto, an Italian Garden, Canadian Woodland Walk, Indian Tropical Valley, Egyptian Court, Spanish Water Garden, Scottish Heather Dell, Garden of Memory, and the Japanese Garden.


  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 4 years ago

    Especially beautiful,anna

  • Thanking you so kindly for both your wonderful compliment and also for the fave Anna, appreciated xx

    – Clive

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Nicely done mate. Nick:))

  • A great compliment Nick, thank you

    – Clive

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 4 years ago

    From the flowing waterfall to the great reflections, a perfect photo!!!! Bill

  • Thank you so very much for your great compliment Bill, so appreciated

    – Clive

  • JackieSmith
    JackieSmithover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • A lovely compliment Jackie, thank you xx

    – Clive

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful garden, great capture!

  • Thank you Ray for your great compliment, appreciated

    – Clive

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 4 years ago

    super image

  • A beautiful place to visit Celia, 10 acres of stunning landscape gardens….Thank you for your great compliment my friend xx

    – Clive

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, excellent definition and color

  • Thanking you kindly Byron for your great compliment

    – Clive

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and framing my friend,gorgeous place x

  • It is a fantastic place to visit Trudi, you could spend all day in these gardens and probably still miss parts….so appreciate your wonderful compliment my friend xx

    – Clive

  • eaglewatcher4
    eaglewatcher4over 4 years ago

    Wow, beautiful shot of a wonderflu place.

  • Thank you kindly my friend for your great compliment, appreciated

    – Clive

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    what a beautiful capture Clive, love all the reflections.x

  • A wonderful compliment Catherine, thank you so kindly my friend xx

    – Clive

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