Discover the secrets of perfumery, the fragrance 'families', and the plants that form the key natural ingredients, as well as some more unusual flowers, roots and seeds. Pick flowers and herbs in our cutting garden and learn how to distill them to make essential oil. Introductory or more in-depth course available, tailored to those attending. Hands on, informative and above all enjoyable sensory sessions.
THE WORLD OF KEYNESTON MILL
Keyneston Mill Botanic Gardens lie in the Tarrant Valley, bordered by the River Stour, the 18th Century mill house at the heart of the estate. The gardens feature plants from the principal perfume families. Beautiful and gloriously scented, these gardens are also practical trial beds. The surrounding Crop Fields form a patchwork of colour in summer – the vital botanical ingredients, exclusively for inclusion in Parterre perfumes. The gardens are free to enter. We host garden tours every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday,
The newly designed formal gardens, have been inspired by art, from Renaissance Italy to 21st Century painters & sculptors.