Walford Mill was chosen for it's idyllic location, surrounded by majestic trees and a tranquil riverside setting, The Millstream Bistro is a fantastic place to be, with it's charm and beauty alongside the river. Family run, Marc creates the most amazing food and welcome
So excited this evening to be welcoming Julia and David Bridger from the beautiful ‘Parterre at Keynston Mill’ – a hidden treasure perfumery in the heart of the country just outside Wimborne. From garden to dressing table – the U.K. garden where botany meets perfumery.
The vision of David and Julia Bridger, Parterre Fragrances and Keyneston Mill Botanical Gardens represent the merging of their combined influences & interests - art, gardens, travel and perfume. Keyneston Mill Botanic Gardens is a 50-acre estate situated on the River Stour in Dorset, it lies in the Tarrant Valley, the 18th Century mill house at the heart of the estate and is the birthplace of this wonderful new perfume company Parterre. The gardens feature plants from the principal perfume families. Beautiful and gloriously scented, these gardens are also practical trial beds. The surrounding Crop Fields form a patchwork of colour in summer – the vital botanical ingredients, exclusively for inclusion in Parterre perfumes.
‘Our mission is to grow the most unusual plants we can source. Each plant is then trialled, harvested, and distilled on site. This process captures the very essence of each aromatic variety. The creative and experimental home of Parterre Fragrances, Keyneston Mill is the largest private botanic gardens in the country dedicated solely to aromatic and scented plants – over 2000 varieties in a 50-acre estate. Here the key ingredients of Parterre perfumes are grown, harvested and distilled. The British Brand bringing a whole new concept to Perfumery. Come along to hear how the perfumes are created and enjoy their scents.
Summer Celebration BBQ with quiz and entertainment – it is going to be a great evening out in the courtyard. Marc will be producing his usual fabulous BBQ and we have a fabulous array of entertainment lined up including our very own brilliant quizmaster Carolyn Harbridge along with a very talented local poet Frank Ewins who delivers his poetry so wonderfully you will be truly enthralled and entertained. It will be a great opportunity also to mix and mingle – I will be doing a sun dance leading up to it so we will have good weather and a lovely barmy summers evening. Because this is primarily an outdoor event we can accomodate a few more ladies to come along - it is however booking up to full capacity very quickly so to avoid disappointment please book your place early - it will be a fantastic evening