A path in a garden

Keyneston Mill

locationBlandford Forum
website
keynestonmill.com
Cafe or restaurant
Dog friendly
Paid entry
Disabled facilities
Hidden gem
Most public gardens have scented flowers dotted about, but at Keyneston Mill there’s an entire garden dedicated to fragrant florals. That’s because this 50-acre estate doubles up as the growing and distillation site for luxury perfumer Parterre Fragrances.
To see where the magic happens just follow your nose through the grassy hills of Tarrant Valley until you reach the colourful fields of Keyneston Mill Botanic Gardens. As you sniff your way around these formal gardens, you’ll float through a range of intoxicating fragrance families from subtle florals and classic scents such as lavender and rosemary, to zesty citrus notes and more unusual spices such as Vietnamese Coriander. Make a note of your favourite aromas as you wander so you can make a beeline for them in the perfume shop later. And once you’ve savoured and spritzed the flora on display, pop into The Scented Botanist Bistro-Café to savour the locally grown menu.
OPENING TIMES
Summer Opening Hours (Apr to Oct): Open every day except Tuesday, 10am to 4.30pm.
Garden entry charge applies.
Winter Opening Hours (Nov to Mar): Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm.
Free entry.
Last orders in The Scented Botanist Bistro-Cafe 4pm.
Check website or call us on 01258 456831 for Christmas closures.

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Find Us

Keyneston Mill Tarrant Keyneston Blandford Forum Dorset GB DT11 9HZ

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