Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum DT11 9HZ
Botanical Gardens, Perfumery Tours, Scented Botanist Bistro
Keyneston Mill is the creative and experimental home of Parterre Fragrances and it’s here in the heart of Dorset that the key ingredients for their luxury perfumes are grown, harvested and distilled. Their unique gardens blend visual arts with perfumery, as each ‘compartment’ represents a different fragrance family – floral, fern, citrus and spice. During your visit you can discover the fascinating citrus collection, explore the wider 50-acre estate and perfume crops, and enjoy their interactive perfume exhibition.
The Scented Botanist bistro is a wonderful place to indulge in a spot of brunch or an afternoon tea. As its name suggests, there’s an emphasis on fragrant and fresh dishes, often sprinkled with delicate edible flowers and leaves. We suggest pulling up a chair outside to combine their fabulous foodie offerings with equally delicious garden views.
Maverick tip: Keyneston Mill holds regular workshops that cover everything from floristry to candle making, aromatherapy, and lessons in watercolour. Head to their website to find out more and to book your place on a class.