Keyneston Mill provides acres of walks and outdoor space, and from 1st November, entry to the estate and gardens is free of charge. We hope very much that you will take the opportunity to wander, recharge and enjoy our outdoor exhibition.  For those who want to delve deeper into the world of fragrance and scented plants, or enjoy a creative activity, we have a wealth of experiences to choose from throughout the winter months. 

NEW Perfume Exhibition now open – FREE to all visitors.

Open every Wednesday-Sunday in January – 10.00-4.00pm


 To put your mind at ease, if you are unable to attend a workshop or event due to a government-imposed lockdown,  or because you or someone in your household has COVID, we shall be happy to reschedule your winter booking to an alternative date, subject to availability.  For full details, please see our Terms & Conditions.

About Keyneston Mill

Keyneston Mill is the creative home of Parterre Fragrances. Here you can explore the Scented Botanic Gardens and surrounding 50-acre working estate, where we grow, harvest and distil unusual plants and ingredients for our luxury perfumes.

For those who want to delve further into the world of fragrance & botany, there’s an open-air Perfume Exhibition, Perfume, Candle Making, Floristry, Silvery Clay Jewellery, Silk Dyeing and Embroidery Workshops.  There are regular Cinema & supper, live music with dining or themed food evenings. 

FREE entrance to the gardens or for a walk (1st Nov/31st Mar)

NEW PERFUME EXHIBITION – FREE to all our visitors
The Scented Botanist Bistro serves delicious brunches & lunches as well as freshly brewed coffees, teas and homemade cakes.  You can also visit our Perfume, Plant & Gift Shop, where you will find a wide selection of Parterre perfumes and home fragrances to purchase, as well as a range of unusual indoor plants, carefully curated gifts, books and Scented Botanist products and hampers.


Favourite fragrances for Winter …

The Hour of Dusk & Dusk:

Inspired by the warmth of a Moroccan evening, the fusion of spices coming from the medina, and the setting sun over the oceanReassuring and powdery tonalities of Persian wild carrot seed and angelica root grown at Keyneston Mill, are embellished by orris and a swirl of nutmeg, lavender, and bay. Dusky accents of liquidambar linger on the skin, as soft as silk. A sensuous, smooth fragrance.
Root of all Goodness: 
Warm and enveloping with an aromatic heart and a touch of spicy ginger, this perfume is a celebration of our successful experiment in English-grown vetiver. The composition revolves around aromatic tonalities of ciste labdanum and hyssop, enhanced by bergamot in the opening and a hint of spicy ginger. Beneath these complex notes, sense the warm imprint of vetiver in the base.

For details of the full collection of Parterre fragrances click the link below.

How To Find Us

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.

From Blandford take the B3082 towards Wimborne.  On reaching Tarrant Keyneston, turn right opposite the True Lovers Knot pub.  Drive slowly through the village and continue for a further ½ mile until you reach a staggered crossroads. Keyneston Mill is straight ahead.

From Dorchester take the A354 bypassing Blandford St Mary, and then take the next right signposted Langton Long. After 2 ½ miles, Keyneston Mill is on the right.