Visit to Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth and Compton Acres Gardens, Poole, 22 June 2021

Compton Acres – the Italian garden

Morning visit to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum dramatically situated on the East Cliff at Bournemouth overlooking the sea.  This exotic villa was bought by Merton Russell-Cotes for his wife in 1901and they filled it with beautiful objects from their travels across the world as well as a remarkable collection of British Art.  We will have a guided tour through the gallery and museum.

At lunchtime we will transfer to nearby Compton Acres in Poole where there are several cafés for light lunch and refreshments.  This is a 10 acre privately owned garden founded in 1920 by a wealthy margarine manufacturer, Thomas William Simpson.  There is a magnificent collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants across a series of themed garden areas.


08.30 a.m     Private coach departs Grayshott (bus stop near Fox and Pelican)

10.15 a.m.   Arrive Russell-Cotes.  Refreshments and Guided Tour included

1.00 p.m. Depart Russell-Cotes by coach and arrive Compton Acres

Luncheon facilities available (not included) or take packed lunch to eat in the gardens. Individual exploration of the gardens

4.00 p.m. Depart Compton Acres by coach

c5.45 p.m Arrive back in Grayshott                                               .

The cost of the day will be £38 each.

Important Note : The visits assumes that social distancing requirements will have been lifted, in line with current Government plans. Should Government requirements  change and we have to cancel the trip, a full refund would be made.

Booking Please book and arrange payment (bank transfer or cheque) with Wendy Allan on email if you wish to come – as soon as possible please as remaining places are limted.