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Perfume Experiences

Make Your Own Fragrance

Make Your Own Fragrance

An enjoyable, hands-on experience for people who are interested in how perfumes are created and would like to try for themselves. A practical session where you will discover some key ingredients and learn the basics of how fragrances are constructed and then, under the guidance of our experts, create your own custom fragrance. You’ll come away with a simple perfume that you’ll have designed and blended yourself!

£75

Introduction To Perfume & Botanical Extracts – Experience

Introduction To Perfume & Botanical Extracts – Experience

A half-day experience giving a fascinating introduction to the creation of perfume ingredients and methods of distillation at Keyneston Mill. You will come away understanding more about fragrance families, the structure of fragrance, how perfumes are constructed, and how we create our fine fragrances at Parterre, from seed to bottle. Be prepared to sniff!

£50

Introduction To Perfume plus Make Your Own Fragrance (Full Day)

Introduction To Perfume plus Make Your Own Fragrance (Full Day) - Voucher

TIME: 9:45am arrival; 10:00am start – ends between 4:00- 4:30pm with break for lunch

LOCATION: Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston, Dorset DT11 9HZ

TOTAL PLACES: 6

£120

Make Your Own Spring Fragrance

Make Your Own Spring Fragrance

In this workshop you will be encouraged to imagine this exuberant energy and explore joyful springtime memories from your past, in order to encapsulate the essence of spring in a personal fragrance. Working with a range of beautiful essential oils from fresh, vibrant citruses to earthy green notes and joyful florals, you will create your own custom fragrance to take home at the end of the day!

£75

Cinema & Dining

Cinema & Supper Evenings

Cinema & Supper Evenings

Following on from our very popular outdoor film showings, we have a new programme of Cinema & Supper Evenings. Enjoy a delicious two-course meal plus a film in the relaxed surroundings of The Scented Botanist at Keyneston Mill.

You will be seated bistro-style at socially distanced tables (max 6 per booking), and there will be a licensed bar, hot drinks and after supper treats available, to enhance the movie experience.

£35

Themed Evenings at The Scented Botanist

Themed Evenings at The Scented Botanist

As the evenings draw in, we shall be hosting a number of Themed Evenings at The Scented Botanist, offering imaginative food, good wine, a relaxed atmosphere and a friendly welcome.

Each evening will focus on a specific cuisine from around the world, and will centre on a 3-course menu to tempt your taste buds and transport you to warmer, foreign climes! All tables within our spacious bistro will be for a maximum of 6, and will be socially distanced for your comfort.

Moroccan 18th December

Italian 13th January

£29

Botanical & Wellness
Workshops & Experiences

Candle Making Experience

Candle Making Experience

All our oils are of good quality to ensure that the candle will smell gorgeous and you can choose to blend a floral, citrus, woody or traditional Christmas fragrance.

£55

Book A Scented Garden Tour

Book A Scented Garden Tour

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.

£16

Botanical Jewellery – Silver Clay Workshop

Botanical Jewellery – Silver Clay Workshop

Suitable for complete beginners or those with some silver clay experience who would like to further develop their skills, this full-day workshop starts with a walk around the scented gardens to collect some foliage and flowers.

You will learn how to make moulds of various flowers, leaves and seedpods and create a pendant, charm or drop earrings using the moulds you have made. You will then fire your piece(s), before polishing and applying finishing touches to your jewellery.

£75

Aromatherapy & the healing power of plants

Aromatherapy & the healing power of plants

This session is for those who want to learn how to harness the power of plants and their essential oils to restore a sense of calm and balance and is led by qualified Clinical Practitioner, Shelley Baker.

Her approach is to merge ancient wisdom and knowledge of plants, with modern science and research to understand how and why plant oils work, and how best to use them. This is an interactive session with a practical element, the emphasis being on self-help and learning how to use aromatherapy in a safe way.

£55

Garden Photography Workshop

Garden Photography Workshop

Suitable for all abilities and with no special equipment required, this workshop will be run by a professional photographer, Lucy Shergold, with an emphasis on taking images that capture the essence of a beautiful garden.

Gardens such as Keyneston have layers of interest, key focal points and hidden treasures. There is a wealth of subject material to explore, incredible vistas, layers of rich colours and texture, beautifully curated planting in every section of the garden, not to mention the wildlife and the glorious River Stour.

£55

Beginners Botanical Embroidery Workshop

Beginners Botanical Embroidery Workshop

Suitable for complete beginners, this workshop will teach you hand embroidery techniques and stitches to complete a botanical inspired hooped embroidery, perfect for a wall hanging or cushion cover. You will practice threading and tension techniques, while learning six key embroidery stitches.

Lesley Davies, a locally based corset designer, and Fashion and Textiles designer Tanya Glynn will be on hand to demonstrate, and for advice and guidance. This is a perfect creative hobby that you can completely immerse yourself in, to relax away from any screen time.

£40

Botanical Silk Dyeing Workshop

Botanical Silk Dyeing Workshop

Learn how to create beautiful, colourful designs on British Peace Silk with dried or fresh botanicals as natural dyes, using a binding and steaming process. With this environmentally friendly process, you can achieve a variety of results using colours derived from just botanical elements. You will take away at least one finished silk scarf, a perfect and unique Christmas present for a friend or as an addition to your own wardrobe.

Suitable for complete beginners, the workshop will be held within the Aromadome, at Keyneston Mill and will be taught by Tanya Glynn a Dorset based Fashion and Textiles designer. She will be assisted by Lesley Davies a locally based corset designer. You will have plenty of time to explore the creative process. It is a very expressive way of working, so you can have fun with it!

£40

Botanical Silk Dyeing plus Beginners Botanical Embroidery (Full Day)

Botanical Silk Dyeing plus Beginners Botanical Embroidery (Full Day)

Throughout the day, Tanya Glynn a Dorset based Fashion and Textiles designer who has instructed garment construction for over 10 years and Lesley Davies, a locally based corset designer will be on hand to demonstrate and advise.

The workshop which will take place in our cosy Aromadome, will start with an introduction to the flowers, roots, and pigments you will be using to dye the fabric. You will also discover which fabrics, botanical elements, soaps and mordants are best to use to help dyes stay colour fast. This will be followed by a demonstration of rolling and folding techniques, also an unravelling of a bundle to show the effects you can achieve.

£75

Rose Pruning Workshop

Rose Pruning Workshop

Each of these 2-hour sessions will focus on a specific gardening skill and will be led by one of our expert team who will guide you through practical steps. You will learn invaluable tips along the way and at the end of the morning you will go home with a plant or seed tray.

£28

Landscape Painting Workshop

Landscape Painting Workshop

If you have always wanted to paint but never found the time (or perhaps the confidence) to give it a try, then this day workshop is the perfect introduction. Or if you already paint but would like to explore a new approach, then joining this course could lead you to discover a new creative direction.

£70

Floristry Workshop

Floristry Workshop

During the session you will learn how to make a beautiful hand-tied bunch and/or a traditional woven boxes using predominantly seasonal flowers, foraged foliage from our estate and aromatic herbs.

£55

Children’s Workshops

Children’s Flower Workshop – Make a Floral Crown

Children’s Flower Workshop – Make a Floral Crown

Suitable for children from 5 years, this is a really fun workshop. With the help of our florist, each child will create a raffia crown that they will then decorate, using estate-grown flowers and foraged foliage. If weather allows, the children will be able to pick some of the flowers themselves.

£18

Children’s Flower Workshop – Posies & Jam-Jar Displays

Children’s Flower Workshop – Posies & Jam-Jar Displays

This is a fun workshop for all ages from 5 years. With the help of our florist, each child will create a hand-tied posy or jam-jar display using estate-grown flowers and foraged foliage. If weather allows, the children will be able to pick some of the herbs and blooms themselves.

£18