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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Compton Acres Gardens : A Wonderful Visit

Well, I don't know what the weather has been like where you live … but here in the UK we have enjoyed some nice sunny May days. Eddie and I decided to take advantage of this and recently visited Compton Acres Gardens which is in the County of Dorset in the South of England. They are privately owned gardens originally created in the 1920's by Thomas William Simpson, and are regarded as one of the most outstanding constructed in Britain during that period. We spent several hours there, pure delight at every turn, This post will be one of a small series because we just found it breathtakingly gorgeous. Hope you enjoy this first part, and please click on each picture for an enhanced image …



The Rock and Water Gardens


The Japanese Garden


The Grand Italian Garden


Part of the Grand Italian Garden


I like these words ...
The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer Gods heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth


All the best Jan

40 comments:

Jeanie said...

These photos are wonderful and it looks like a magnificent garden. We had hoped to visit a friend in Dorset back when we came in October but then she got blocked out with Brexit after traveling. Perhaps next time.

bill burke said...

What a gorgeous garden, very pretty to see.
Wonderful photos!

Christine said...

Such beautiful gardens, wow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gardens, I’ve only ever had pictures or television to see this before, your photos are lovely, beautiful words as well!

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Jardรญn encantador para pasear o sentarse a la sombra de un รกrbol.

Besos

mamasmercantile said...

What a great place to visit. Long may this beautiful weather last.

Tom said...

...gardens like this were created when gardening was an art form.

A Casa Madeira said...

Here in Brazil there are many extremes of heat in some cities
and cold in others.
now here we are in the highest humidity this winter that enters only in late June can be very cold.
  I loved knowing these spaces, in this
grounds are beautiful.
Continuation of a good week.

DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful place to visit and I love the pool area in the Italian Garden. Must have been like stepping back in time.

It's me said...

So beau5iful garden.....love Ria ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š

Snowbird said...

What a wonderful post. Looking forward to hearing more, just LOVED the Japanese garden.xxx

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful garden.

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. We've had nice weather here, too. Valerie

Martha said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful and relaxing place to visit.

DMS said...

What a beautiful garden! Looks like a lovely place to visit. Glad you have been having some nice weather. We've been getting lots of rain here. Hoping for sunshine. :)
~Jess

Miss Val's Creations said...

Stunning garden Jan! Both Japanese and Italian styles! So perfect. Beautiful words to complement the photos.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

It's a beautiful garden, Jan! I'm so happy you are sharing it here. I love the poem you featured as it's one of my very favorites. Have a happy week.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow. these gardens are just gorgeous. It was smart to enjoy what seems like such a nice day walking here. Glad you shared some photos with us. hugs-Erika

aussie aNNie said...

Magnificent photos Jan, look of serenity and peace.xx

Angie said...

Jan - one of my favorite activities when we visit the UK (which is almost every year) is to go to the stately gardens. As I wander the various sections, I am always in awe of the vision of the landscaper, who of course was seeing it as it would be in 20, 30, 100 years! Thanks for sharing these marvelous pictures.

Lady Caer Morganna said...

WOW! This place is amazing! How lovely! Thank you for sharing these pics with all of us, Jan!!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Very nice and each one is so very different.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Love 'the song of birds for mirth!' Tis true... everything is better with birdsong. I bet they were chirping away merrily living in this great garden. Looks a stunning place, thanks for sharing.
Wren x

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful! Here it´s way too cold for the season, sadly. But today I´ll try some planting on the balcony.

Jo said...

Such beautiful gardens. It's nice to get out and about when the weather's good.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Absolutely stunning gardens and photography, Jan. The gardens are all breathtaking and I can see why you spent several hours there. SO glad you took us with you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How beautiful this garden is Jan, I love the garden quote, I have the very same thing leading out to my garden ๐Ÿ’™

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Beautiful place.

Our spring showers are budding daily now. That means humidity, and soaked trails. Time to get out the kayak.

CJ Kennedy said...

Weather in my corner has been wet and cool so a trip to the garden is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Sami said...

Such a pretty garden. We are 15 days away from winter, but still having warm days (around 24C) but cold nights and early mornings. But as from next week both the high and low temperatures will drop :(

Sandra said...

Serene and beautiful.

Debbie said...

oooh this garden and these pictures are just gorgeous!!! looks like a great place to visit this time of year!!

Ela said...

Oh, what a lovely place to visit !!
Thanks for sharing these great photos !!
Greetings

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

How beautiful carden!

Amy Purdy said...

Beautiful!

baili said...

happy sunny days dear Jan :)))

glad you visited to such lovely garden

stunning views you shared here ,i so enjoyed the virtual trip my friend!

and specially loved the lovely poetry below :)

Sue said...

What lovely photo's this looks like a really nice place to visit xx

Carol Blackburn said...

That's a great little poem. I would love to have a garden like this to visit. They are few and far between in this area of my country. Enjoy that good weather.

Laurel Wood said...

So lovely. How I would love to visit. Thanks for the fabulous photos.