Brogdale Collections Charity in Faversham, Kent is home to the National Fruit Collection comprising over 4,000 varieties of fruit and nut trees. Our aim is to raise money to support our education program for schools, education institutions and youth groups. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the farm and learn about fruit farming, pollination, nature, climate & weather, healthy eating and more.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year for children to visit our orchards, the trees are full of apples and pears of all different colours, shapes, sizes and tastes. With thousands of different trees to study and input from our experienced staff and guides – they’ll enjoy plenty of practical demonstrations and interactive opportunities. Children can pick and taste apples from our heritage orchards, which is very popular.
We offer bespoke module days on site at Brogdale Farm, tailored to Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculums. The orchard site with over 150 acres includes an interactive weather station, world music garden, wildlife garden, nature areas and playground. Visiting children can discover where their food comes from whilst exploring nature, insects, wildlife, food nutrition and the role of weather in growing. Brogdale may also be able to provide funding for transport for visiting schools.
Using our specialist knowledge and farming experience, we can work with you to develop a programme of activities that suits your needs.
We look forward to hearing from you and meeting your class or group soon!