Travel Down the Rabbit Hole at Dorset’s Finest Gardens

Harbour View Café

Situated in Poole, Dorset, Compton Acres is highly regarded as one of the country’s finest privately owned historic gardens, this summer Compton Acres is challenging families to follow in the footsteps of Alice and the Mad Hatter to a spectacular Alice in Wonderland themed planting display at the Harbour View Cafe. 

Providing a fun day out for the little ones, families can explore 10 acres of gardens en route for the Harbour View Café.  Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s book, the horticultural display includes favourite characters from the tale surrounded by a wide variety of multicoloured flowers and foliage. 

Bournemouth and Poole Seafront Transformed into Wonderful Outdoor Art Exhibition!

Bournemouth and Poole Seafront Transformed into Wonderful Outdoor Art Exhibition!

Thanks to local gallery Ambassadeur Art and Bournemouth and Poole Tourism, a variety of artists, many based in or from the area, have created a series of murals that make fun, vibrant and colourful backdrops for people’s pictures. The Selfie Wall Trail stretches from Sandbanks to Southbourne – taking in Branksome Chine, Alum Chine, Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach, Boscombe Beach and Fisherman’s Walk. So, wherever you are on the seafront, the perfect photo opportunity may arise.  

There is also the chance of winning a fantastic prize in a competition that will run throughout the summer. Click here to find out more.