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A day of botanical perfumery at RHS Hyde Hall

  • RHS Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane Chelmsford, England, CM3 8ET United Kingdom (map)


Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary and Thyme; Rose, Jasmine, Orange and Clove are familiar plants and fragrances to many. 

Modern day perfumer can trace its origins from humble beginnings, a simple burning of resin incense, a strewing of herbs, a splash of floral water or the scent of a pomander ball.  Plants have been used since antiquity to fragrance the air, combat mal-odours, to anoint, cleanse, beautify and stir the senses.

Come and discover the origins of perfumery and the remarkable role of aromatic plants and their essential oils in this immersive one day workshop.

Enjoy a hands-on, interactive day embracing the theory and creative art of botanical perfumery:

  • Learn about the origins of history from Cleopatra to Chanel
  • Understand perfume vocabulary, the art of smelling and training the nose 
  • Perfume structure: Top, Middle and Base notes
  • Fragrance Classifications
  • Secrets of blending and dilutions
  • Safety, storage and supplies

Price:  £75.00 (RHS Member)                   £87.00 (Non-Member)

The workshop is held in the amazing new education building set in the wondrous grounds of RHS Garden Hyde Hall, and you can book your place directly with the venue at:

Price is inclusive of all materials used, equipment, notes and your finished fragrance to take home.  Refreshments included but please bring lunch, although there is a cafe and restaurant on site.