Keyneston Mill Gardens
Keyneston Mill Gardens
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Opening Hours

We are  open every day (10am to 5pm (last orders in The Scented Botanist 4pm).

At The Scented Botanist, our contemporary bistro-café, 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!

OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM – offering lunch with table service, picnics & outside seating

 Bistro Dining or a Picnic – the Choice is Yours!

Book online to make a reservation or call The Scented Botanist on 01258 786022 to make a reservation.

Admission Prices

Adult Garden Entry | £8

Under 12’s Garden Entry | FREE

Registered Disabled & Carers | FREE

Family Annual Membership | £30

Benefits of Family Annual Membership:

– Unlimited entry to gardens for two adults
– Unlimited entry for up to three children (up to the age of 16)
– Includes a self help guide worth £5
– A regular online newsletter
– Exclusive promotional discounts on experiences, events and perfume products

Garden Annual Membership | £16

Benefits of Garden Annual Membership:

– Unlimited entry for one person
– Includes a self help guide worth £5
– A regular online newsletter with updates and discounts

Friends of Keyneston Mill Annual Membership | £28

Benefits of Friends Annual Membership:

– Unlimited garden entry for yourself and one other
– Includes one free scented garden tour worth £16
– A regular online newsletter
– Exclusive promotional discounts on experiences, events and perfume products
– Our Friends Membership is paperless, so all you will need to do is mention your name on arrival

Well behaved dogs are welcome in the gardens (on leads) – sorry, no dogs except assistance dogs are allowed in the café.

Scented Garden Tours

If you want to make the most out of your visit, then we strongly recommend you join one of our Scented Garden Tours.

Lead by one of our knowledgeable team, the tour will really help you to understand the vision behind Parterre Fragrances, the artistic inspiration for the gardens, and of course, introduce you to a wide variety of wonderfully fragrant, unusual flowers and plants that are grown at Keyneston Mill.

The tours take approximately one hour and are suitable for all ages and most fitness levels. They run every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11.15am from 14th April to 24th October 2021. The price includes Garden Entry for a full day. Children under 12 years free.

DATE: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11.15am from 1st April to 24th October 2021. Price of £16 includes garden entry.

LOCATION DETAIL: Keyneston Mill, Dorset.

TOTAL PLACES: Maximum of twelve per tour

For further information call 01258 786022

Gift Vouchers now available.

The Gardens

The formal Collection Gardens have been inspired by architecture, garden design and paintings, from Renaissance Italy to contemporary artists.  Each compartment features plants from one of the principal perfume groups or “families”.  These gardens are planned not only to be beautiful and wonderfully scented, but also to be practical trial beds where unusual varieties are cultivated.


The first garden you will enter is the Padua Garden which features plants and flowers from the Floral Perfume Family.


Fougère (French for “Fern”) is one of the most popular Perfume Families. Our garden represents this group of perfumes and includes some of the plants used in them.


This part of The Collection represents the colours of a spice market, and the block planted beds contain some of the ingredients associated with the Oriental Family of perfumes.


Parterre is the name of our fragrance brand. Meaning “by” or “through the earth”, it is also a horticultural term referring to a formal garden of beds dissected by symmetrical paths. Note: due to lost time during lockdown, it has not been possible to maintain this garden, so it will be closed for 2020.

River Meadow

Bordered by willows, the meadow walk follows the bank of the River Stour. Kingfishers fly low above the water flashing their brilliant plumage. Swans, herons, and egrets are never far from the bank and occasionally you can see otters.

The Lost Orchard

Blossom filled in Spring, fruit laden in Autumn, this traditional 8-acre orchard has been
partially left to nature. In the far northern corner you will see our bee hives – the bees pollinate our crops and also produce delicious honey!


Free parking with overflow

Disabled access to Padua garden and bistro from carpark

Assistance dogs allowed into the bistro

Disabled toilets

Places to Stay

The Chewton Glen

Christchurch Rd,

New Milton,

BH25 6QS

01425 275341

The True Lovers Knot

Tarrant Keyneston,

Blandford Forum,

DT11 9JG

01258 452209

St Leonard’s Farmhouse

St Leonards Farmhouse,

Wimborne Rd,

Blandford Forum,

DT11 7SB

01258 456635

Lower Bryanston Farm

Fair Mile Rd,

Blandford Forum,

DT11 0LS

01258 452009

The Anvil Inn

Salisbury Rd,


Blandford Forum,

DT11 8UQ

01258 451999

The Charlton Inn

Bournemouth Rd,

Charlton Marshall,

Blandford Forum,

DT11 9NH

01258 453160

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.