Botanical candle making workshop

Create a bespoke scented soy candle inspired by our botanic gardens.

Candles with flowers, Sara Lucia


Saturday 9 May 2020 POSTPONED

Saturday 22 August 2020


10am to 12.30pm

or 1.30pm to 4pm


Wakehurst, meet at the Visitor Centre



£49.50 for Wakehurst and Kew members

Includes day entry to the gardens and car parking

Adults only/18+

In light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are sorry to inform you that the May date of this event has been postponed. For more information, please see our Tickets and prices page.

Create a beautiful scented soy candle inspired by our botanic gardens here at Wakehurst. 

Perfumer and fragrance expert Sara Lucia will take you step-by-step through the candle-making process in this two-and-a-half-hour workshop.

Learn about scent, essential oils and how to create an appealing fragrance that evokes a mood or reminds you of a place you’ve visited. 

Choose from essential oils like rose, jasmine and lavender, and learn how to blend them to create a unique fragrance.

You'll combine the oils with soy wax to make a natural bespoke candle to take home with you. 

Please note: The candles can take up to an hour to dry, so allow time after the workshop for picking these up.