Keyneston Mill is the creative and experimental home of Parterre Fragrances. Dedicated solely to scented and aromatic plants. From Perfume Workshops to Guided Tours.
Keyneston Mill Botanic Gardens lie in the Tarrant Valley, bordered by the River Stour. The formal Collection Gardens have been designed in “compartments” each featuring plants from a different perfume family for example Floral, Fougere (Fern), Spice and Citrus. Beautiful and gloriously scented, these gardens are also practical trial beds where unusual varieties are grown and distilled in small batches. Those that produce great oil may then be planted in the surrounding Perfume Crop Fields which form a patchwork of colour in summer – the vital botanical ingredients, exclusively for inclusion in Parterre perfumes.
Over 1500 varieties of scented or perfume plants, many of which are distilled for perfume ingredients. Notable plants include rose-scented geranium, vetiver, iris, ciste labdanum, tobacco, artemesia, angelica, bergamot mint, lemon thyme, shiso, vietnamese corriander, yarrow and a collection of diverse citrus trees.
Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford, England, DT11 9HZ
Wednesday 10am–4:30pm Thursday 10am–4:30pm Friday 10am–4:30pm Saturday 10am–4:30pm Sunday 10am–4:30pm Monday 10am–4:30pm Tuesday Closed
Entry to the gardens (May 8th – Sept) £3.00 + Tour Booklet – Self-Guided Tour £5.00 + Scented Garden Tour – At Selected Times £12.00 Children (under 18 years) FREE Registered Disabled & Carers FREE Friends of Keyneston Mill Annual Membership £25 (see below) Well behaved dogs welcome in the garden (on leads). Sorry, not in the cafe but they can enjoy seating areas outside.