In September, the Bon Viveurs Group visited the “Home of Parterre Fragrances” at Keyneston Mill.  The visit started with a guided tour of the themed botanic gardens from which the ingredients for the perfume are grown and harvested. The tour of the gardens was followed by a visit to the distillery where the fragrances are extracted from the flowers before being blended to produce the luxury Parterre perfume.

The visit was completed by an afternoon tea in the “Scented Botanist Bistro -Café” where a fascinating range of cakes flavoured and decorated by edible flowers were enjoyed by all.