Keyneston Mill – Home of Parterre Fragrances
Keyneston Mill is situated in the Tarrant Valley and is one of Dorset’s best kept secrets. With it being only a short drive from the likes of Poole and Bournemouth. It’s perfumery and botanical gardens which takes you on a scent induced journey and is section into ‘compartments’ showcasing a different perfume family. Used in their very own perfumery as key ingredients in creating these amazing scents.
This time of year Keyneston’s botanical gardens are simply stunning and the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. At only £3 to enter, you can easily spend the afternoon strolling around each of the different ‘compartments’ taking in the scent of each perfume family. My favourite being the floral. They also offer tours around the gardens, and if you fancy learning more about all things fragrance. Keyneston Mill ‘Parterre Fragrances’, showcase an array of both the ingredients used within their fragrances and the stunning fragrances themselves, in an exhibition.
Their botanical inspired cafe is a must. Offering specialty teas (using ingredients grown in their gardens) – the bergomont tea is a particular favourite. The one pictured above is a must! It is is a chocolate mousse infused with ginger and nutmeg, topped off with edible soil and flowers. How could you not pass up a desert that looks this photogenic?!
Alongside both Keyneston Mill’s gardens and cafe, they also offer perfume workshops. Ranging from behind the scenes tours, learning more about how they create their fragrances to even creating your own – which is one I’m *very intrigued* by. Needless to say that a visit back is definitely on the cards.
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