CHARMING CHERRY WALKS WITH BROGDALE COLLECTIONS
Brogdale reopens its orchards with self-guided Cherry Orchard Walks
For anyone seeking to escape the house or office for some fresh air and gorgeous countryside, the Orchard Walks at Brogdale Collections are an ideal option. The charity is now reopening its beautiful orchards and operating self-guided walks so visitors can enjoy the hundreds of fruit trees.
Brogdale Collections, based near Faversham, hosts the country’s National Fruit Collections and is home to the largest collection of temperate fruit in the world. Visitors will be able to follow a self-guided walk using either a map or mobile app and enjoy the wonderful wildlife and nature of these unique orchards.
Sara Smile, operations manager at Brogdale, says: “Visiting the orchards during cherry season is such a popular time of year. We’re so happy lockdown restrictions have been eased and we can finally open our gates to allow our passholders to enjoy them. Our guides will be on site to offer advice and information but from a safe distance. For this season we will offer self guided walks to comply with social distancing”
In order to visit the Collections, visitors must have a valid Orchard Pass (or All Events Pass) and book a free Orchard Walk timeslot via our website. Orchard Passes cost £13.50 for an adult or £28 for a family and entitle passholders to a year’s free entry to the fruit filled orchards.
Sara Smile continues: “There will be measures in place to ensure everybody’s safety. The booking system will make sure the orchards do not become crowded and the one-way route has been carefully planned to avoid bottlenecks. We will obviously maintain high standards of cleanliness around the site and provide hand sanitising facilities for visitors.”
The orchards will be open seven days a week between 10am and 4pm. Passes and timeslots can be organised via our website brogdalecollections.org.