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About us

Our Scented, Botanical Gardens

Keyneston Mill Botanic Gardens lie in the Tarrant Valley, bordered by the River Stour. The formal Collection Gardens have been designed in “compartments” each featuring plants from a different perfume family for example Floral, Fougere (Fern), Spice and Citrus. Beautiful and gloriously scented, these gardens are also practical trial beds where unusual varieties are grown and distilled in small batches. Those that produce great oil may then be planted in the surrounding Perfume Crop Fields which form a patchwork of colour in summer – the vital botanical ingredients, exclusively for inclusion in Parterre perfumes. Find out more about scented plants and perfumery by joining one of our regular guided tours.

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Creative Workshops

We offer a wide rage of creative workshops, ranging from Floristry (hosted by our talented in-house florist) to Silver Clay Jewellery making. Where you can design & create your very own unique pieces of Floral inspired Jewellery to take home. Our workshops are inspired by Perfume, Scent & Floral design, meaning that there’s something for everyone.

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Perfume Workshops

Discover how fine fragrances are created – from Seed to Bottle. Learn about scents and the olfactive families, sample some of the most iconic fine fragrances and discover the secrets of their success. Find out about distillation and how high quality essential oils for perfume are achieved.

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The Scented Botanist Bistro

At The Scented Botanist, our contemporary bistro, we strive not only to bring you great quality food in a beautiful, relaxed environment, but also to create menus which are adventurous, inspiring and wonderfully fragrant! Start your day with a freshly brewed, warming barista coffee, or plan your morning around a delicious brunch, now available from 10am to 12 noon.  Our lunches are definitely something to savour, with a wide choice of seasonal savoury dishes including vegetarian and vegan options, and a range of home-made cakes and patisserie to follow.

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