Botanical candle making workshop

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

Candles with flowers, Sara Lucia


Saturday 3 October 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+

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.


COVID-19 (coronavirus) notice

You can book with confidence for our many Wakehurst workshops. Come along knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors is of the upmost importance to us. We are continually monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.  

Current plans in place for the comfort and reassurance of our visitors include: 

  • Limited capacity to ensure social distancing
  • No shared equipment where possible
  • Additional cleaning of the venue
  • Sanitising stations are available

We will continue to review the situation and communicate any further updates with you.

If you are unable to attend because of government restrictions in place due to coronavirus, please contact the customer service desk at at the earliest opportunity to discuss further.