Your day ticket will include access to all workshops, tours and exhibitions …
Arrival from 10am, wander around the botanical gardens and take alfresco morning coffee.
From 10.30am drop in to a variety of mini-workshops and demonstrations running through the day. Our creative workshops explore many aspects of the world of scent. Our programme includes topic areas such as perfume, floristry, botanical cocktails and essential oils and includes:
- The Essence of Plants – Distillery Tour
- A Scent for September – Blending Workshop
- The Healing Power of Plants – Aromatherapy
- Scented Garden Tours
- Exploring Scent & Wellness
- Make Your Own Diffuser
- Yoga in the River Meadow
- Create a Wild Scented Bouquet
- Discover Botanical Cocktails
These simple, hands-on workshops are aimed to give you a “taster” of the full programme of workshops that Keyneston Mill offers throughout the year. Learn how to make botanical inspired cocktails using a range of scented herbs and flowers and more.
From 11am Join a tours and talks to learn how plants are distilled into essential oil, with live working distillation and journey around the gardens dedicated to perfumery and scent.
There will be a range of food and drinks on offer, with delicious lunches available in The Scented Botanist Bistro (reservations essential) and flavoursome takeaways, plus ice creams, and coffees available throughout the day.
Explore the exhibitions; Nature, Art and Perfume. The relationship between scent, nature and art and how they inspire the creation of perfume. Spread across the estate, it includes the History of Perfume, and the Story of Parterre and Keyneston Mill. Artist Petra Dufkova showcases a selection of flowing watercolours, from flowers to fragrances and high fashion. She has created illustrations for many luxury brands including Hermes, Vanity Fair and Ministry of Sound.
Between interactive workshops and scented tours we invite you to enjoy immersive experiences that bring scent alive. A collaboration with artists to create scented rooms that will change your perception of scent; from famous movies to idyllic gardens. Then visit The Scent Bar; where you can try different plants, ingredients, oils, drinks and perfumes; exploring scent in different ways.