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.

Covid-19 Update November 2020

Keyneston Mill will be temporarily closed from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.

We are looking forward to welcoming friends and visitors back from 2nd December when we shall have an extended and exciting programme of Workshops, Cinema & Supper Evenings and Themed nights for you to enjoy in a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment.

Garden entry is now free up until Spring 2021.

Please see our website for further 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.

Open all year round.

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

Garden entry is now free up until Spring 2021.

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

Opening Times

Season (4 July 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* **COVID-19 UPDATE - Please check direct before visiting. Opening times may vary and are subject to change**
Open every day apart from Tuesday.
Dogs on leads welcome.

Special Offers

  • Christmas Lunches at the Scented Botanist

    Three Course Lunch £29.00 Per Person
    Two Course Lunch £24.00 Per Person
    Multiple tables of six available but with social distancing guidelines in place.

    Or hire our private Geo Domes.

    Please see website for further information.

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  • Keyneston Mill gift ideas this Christmas:

    Buy your loved one or friend one of our fantastic experiences including perfume workshops, candle making workshops, scented wreath making, silver clay jewellery workshops or one for annual memberships with unlimited garden entry for the member and a friend.

    You can also shop our New Parterre fragrance scented candles and fine fragrances

    Head to to find out more.

    See more offers like this: Gift Vouchers & Experiences -

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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.

    Related Events

    Friday, 4th December 2020 - Thursday, 18th February 2021

    Tables made ready for a dinner in front of the cinema projection screen.Keyneston Mill - Cinema and Supper EveningsFollowing on from our very popular outdoor film showings, we have a new programme of Autumn Cinema & Supper Evenings. Enjoy a delicious two-course meal plus a film in the relaxed surroundings of The Scented Botanist at Keyneston Mill.
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    Saturday, 12th December 2020 - Wednesday, 13th January 2021

    Interior room set up for dinner with three flags superimposed over the image; Italian, French, MoroccanThemed Evenings at The Scented BotanistAs the evenings draw in, we shall be hosting a number of Themed Evenings at The Scented Botanist, offering imaginative food, good wine, a relaxed atmosphere and a friendly welcome.
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