New Cherry Blossom Orchard at Brogdale

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CELEBRATE LIFE AND LOVE WITH BROGDALE’S CHERRY BLOSSOM ORCHARD

EXCITING NEW INITIATIVE LAUNCHED BY BROGDALE COLLECTIONS

Opportunity to sponsor one of 100 beautiful ornamental cherry trees, set in the heart of the Garden of England.

Brogdale Collections is creating a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for the public and business community to take part in a very special initiative.  Brogdale Collection’s Cherry Blossom project will create a stunning ornamental orchard in a tranquil and beautiful space, containing a selection of 100 ornamental species.

To create the Blossom Orchard – Brogdale Collections is offering 100 sponsorship opportunities for individuals or corporates to fund an ornamental (non-fruit bearing) cherry tree and help make this dream a reality.

At a time when people are being encouraged to plant trees as part of the ‘Queen’s Tree-bilee’ – this initiative is also a wonderful way to commemorate the Jubilee and play a part in reducing our nation’s carbon footprint.

MESSAGE FROM BROGDALE’S TRUSTEES

Tony Hillier, trustee at Brogdale Collections, says: “Our Cherry Blossom Orchard project is a wonderful opportunity for people looking for a particularly unusual or memorable gift for a loved one. This timely initiative acknowledges the sadness and uncertainty of current times by creating a very special place for people to enjoy in the future.  Somewhere that celebrates growth, beauty, nature and peace.”

Set in the heart of the Garden of England, alongside orchards containing the National Fruit Collection – the world’s largest collection of temperate fruits – the Cherry Blossom Orchard will complement the existing fruit trees at this unique venue which preserves and protects the nation’s fruit trees from across the ages and continents.

WHY SPONSOR A TREE

Sponsoring a tree is an ideal way to offset carbon footprints and help nurture the beauty and wildlife of this part of Kent.  Sponsorship will also help this important charity continue to carry out its objectives of keeping the nation’s fruit collections accessible to the public for education and enjoyment.

There are many reasons why people may wish to sponsor one of these trees:

  • To commemorate the life of a loved one or valued colleague
  • As a memorable gift for a birth, birthday, wedding or anniversary
  • To offset carbon footprints and help create a tranquil and rural haven
  • To mark a milestone

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

The sponsorship package costs £1,000 and lasts five years to allow time for the ornamental trees to mature.  It includes:

  • Planting of one ornamental cherry tree selected from the 100 available with a personal plaque
  • Access to the Cherry Blossom Orchard during existing opening hours with valid orchard passes
  • Free Orchard Passes for up to ten people for the term of the sponsorship (5 years)
  • Updates on the progress of the orchard throughout the year
  • The option for businesses to display theCherry Blossom Orchard logo on their website to demonstrate carbon offsetting
  • A beautifully presented Supporters’ Pack including a folder, certificate and passes
  • It is also possible to sponsor a commemorative bench – one off cost of £500

For more information on this unusual sponsorship opportunity, visit Brogdale’s website.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sara Smile on office@brogdalecollections.org or 01795 536250
or Ima Rix on digital@brogdalecollections.org

Please note that images show existing ornamental cherry trees at Brogdale Collections and are an indication of how the new orchard will appear once established.

The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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