Keyneston Mill

Sunny day in the garden at Keyneston Mill.


Keyneston Mill, the home of Parterre Fragrances, is open year-round, offering a range of workshops including perfume blending, botanical jewellery, silk dyeing, and embroidery, plus regular cinema evenings and events.  Or simply come along for delicious food in our bistro-cafe or to browse in our gift shop. See for details.


Annual membership benefits:

– Unlimited garden entry for yourself and one other
– A regular online newsletter
– Exclusive promotional discounts on experiences, events and perfume products
– Our Friends Membership is paperless, so all you will need to do is mention your name on arrival

From Botany to Bottle

The creative and experimental home of Parterre Fragrances, Keyneston Mill is the largest private botanic gardens in the country dedicated solely to aromatic and scented plants, with over 1,500 varieties in a 50-acre estate. Here the key ingredients of Parterre luxury perfumes are grown, harvested and distilled.

The Gardens

Explore 50 acres of beautiful grounds incorporating glorious Scented Gardens, River Meadow, Lost Orchard & Perfume Crop Fields.
The gardens blend visual arts 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 cool vegetation. Meanwhile the modern Parterre Garden comprises 87 beds for aromatic plants, flowers and herbs and leads to the Citrus Collection.  Throughout you will find favourites and unknowns, unusual choices, experimentation.

The Scented Botanist

The Scented Botanist bistro has a new lunch menu, socially distanced inside seating is now available and we are taking reservations. Alternatively, our picnics and takeaways are also available to enjoy in our bistro garden. Please, note that we are not taking outside table reservations. If you would like to enjoy your picnic in our river meadow, we will require you to purchase a garden entry ticket.

In the Gift Shop, Parterre Fragrances are available alongside a wider range of carefully curated gifts and books. Keyneston Mill also offers visitors the opportunity to delve into the world of perfumery and the art of creating high quality essential oils.  There are talks, tours and workshops, including a practical session where you can create your own custom fragrance.  Other events over winter include regular gardening sessions, cinema evenings and yoga mornings.

Find out more about The Festival of Scent - 3rd -5th September 2021

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£8.00 per ticket
Annual Membership£25.00 per ticket
Registered Disabled & CarersFree
Scented Garden Tours (must be pre-booked)£15.00 per ticket

Children Under 12 - Free.
Registered Disabled & Carers - Free
Scented Garden Tours includes garden entry + must be pre-booked.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Dogs on leads welcome. From the 1st November Garden entry is free.

Keyneston Mill
Tarrant Keyneston
Blandford Forum
DT11 9HZ
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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      From Poole follow the A350 towards Blandford.  On reaching Spetisbury, turn right following signs to Tarrant Crawford. Cross the narrow bridge and after approx. ½ mile branch left by the war memorial.  Continue for a further mile and Keyneston Mill is the next turning on the left.



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