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Keyneston Mill

  • 4.1

  • from 299 Google reviews

A path in a garden
A path in a garden

About the garden

Most public gardens have scented flowers dotted about, but at Keyneston Mill there’s an entire garden dedicated to fragrant florals. That’s because this 50-acre estate doubles up as the growing and distillation site for luxury perfumer Parterre Fragrances.

To see where the magic happens just follow your nose through the grassy hills of Tarrant Valley until you reach the colourful fields of Keyneston Mill Botanic Gardens. As you sniff your way around these formal gardens, you’ll float through a range of intoxicating fragrance families from subtle florals and classic scents such as lavender and rosemary, to zesty citrus notes and more unusual spices such as Vietnamese Coriander.

Make a note of your favourite aromas as you wander so you can make a beeline for them in the perfume shop later. And once you’ve savoured and spritzed the flora on display, pop into The Scented Botanist Bistro-Café to savour the locally grown menu.

Opening times

Summer Opening Hours (Apr to Oct): Open every day except Tuesday, 10am to 4.30pm. Garden entry charge applies. Winter Opening Hours (Nov to Mar): Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm. Free entry. Last orders in The Scented Botanist Bistro-Cafe 4pm. Check website or call us on 01258 456831 for Christmas closures.

Useful details

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.

Shops

None

Dorset, DT11 9HZ

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Dorset
DT11 9HZ
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Google reviews

  • 4.1

  • from 299 Google reviews

Ans B Muhammad

2 weeks ago

5

It's a lovely place to experience the essence of natural fragrance. You can really witness the art of extracting the fragrances and preparing the perfume using natural ingredients from the various parts of plants and herbs. They have a beautiful garden consisting of many variety of flora and stunning fields. It's a really nice place to enjoy the beauty of the nature. They do have a lovely Cafe which serves delicious cakes and other dishes. You can also buy perfumes directly from them. I would really recommend their Hour of Gold & Dusk. It's a heavenly fragrance.

Astrid L

a month ago

5

Came here for an experience day. Absolutely fascinating and great fun and am very pleased with the perfume I made. Lunch was excellent too. I didn't have time to explore the gardens and exhibition but will definitely go back to do that.

brian sharp

in the last week

1

Completely disappointed in the display in the fields.No colour there at all in fact no plants showing except Lavender. My wife had some perfume from there for Xmas and it lasts about an hour before no fragrance. It is never worth £9.50 entrance to walk around fields (because that is all it is at the moment) with nothing above the surface.

James Reed

a month ago

1

Unfortunately one of the worst gardens I have ever paid money to visit. The beds were full of weeds and very unkempt. The first section was scruffy and full of weeds but this was the better kept area. Lost orchard was pleasant but only due to the total neglect. Neglect in the rest of the garden soon became very disappointing. I even asked for a refund. We won't be rushing back

Michelle Edwards

2 weeks ago

3

Not really a garden as such. Mostly plants grown for perfumery. Luckily it's free entry today. I would have been very unhappy to have paid the usual charge. It's a pleasant walk but not worth paying for...

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01258 456831

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