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Keyneston Mill

Keyneston Mill Gardens

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CREATING FINE FRAGRANCE IN THE HEART OF DORSET - FROM SEED TO BOTTLE

The creative and experimental home of Parterre Fragrances, Keyneston Mill is a new private botanic garden dedicated solely to aromatic and scented plants, with over 2000 varieties in a 50-acre estate. Here the key ingredients of Parterre luxury perfumes are grown, harvested and distilled.

Enjoy a walk around the gardens & fragrant crop fields. Take a Scented Garden Tour led by one of our gardeners. Learn more about perfume at one of our workshops. Visit the Distillery. Relax in The Scented Botanist Bistro-Cafe.

‘Botany, Artistry, Adventure’

The visual arts blend with perfumery in this unique estate: The Padua Garden, floral and sweet scented, is modelled on the original 16th Century Venetian botanical garden; the Spice Garden, a striking design inspired by the artworks of Kandinsky, is reached via the Fougère Garden which is dedicated to ferns and fougère varieties. Meanwhile the modern Parterre Garden comprises 87 beds for aromatic plants and herbs.  Throughout you will find favourites and unknowns, unusual choices, experimentation.

‘Keyneston Mill – the Creative Home of Parterre’

Keyneston Mill is not only a botanic estate, but also offers visitors the opportunity to delve into the world of perfumery and specifically into the art of creating high quality essential oils.  The Perfume Exhibition space is vibrant and interactive and links with the Distillery where live distillation and perfume & ingredient workshops take place monthly. Other events include perfume ingredient Discovery Days, Open Air Cinema and Botanical Cocktail Evenings.  Continuing the creative and botanic theme, The Scented Botanist Bistro-Cafe offers delicious meals made with fresh, fragrant ingredients.

‘From Seed to Bottle’

The Parterre team oversee the production process from seeds and seedlings, through to harvest and distillation. The intensity of their essential oils is achieved through care and nurturing of the plants, then picking at the optimum moment when they are at their best. The distillation process is a skill in itself, and leads to extracts which then become the key notes in the final fragrances.

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Tarrant Keyneston
BLANDFORD FORUM
Dorset
DT11 9HZ
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