brogdale collections

Brogdale Collections is the home of the National Fruit Collection, our orchards are a living history & heritage of fruit

Brogdale Collections

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Brogdale Collections in Faversham offers a variety of activities to suit all ages and interests. Purchase your Orchard Pass to enjoy unlimited visits for pre-booked Orchard Walks and Daily Orchard Tours. Attend one of our short courses on a vast array of topics including; gardening, elderflower cordial making, foraging, bee keeping and much more. Bring the whole family to one of our events throughout the year from Easter at Brogdale to Heritage Orchard Days. Find something fun for the kids in the school holidays, including our popular Orchard Craft or Wild Cooking sessions, Tractor Trailer Rides, and play area.

From a peaceful walk in our beautiful orchards to a fun filled activity there is always something enjoyable to do at Brogdale, whatever your tastes.

COVID-19 Compliance

Please note that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, delegates, instructors and staff is of paramount importance to us.

All the courses and events currently planned by Brogdale Collections for 2021 will operate within strict COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Numbers of attendees will be limited
  • Social distancing will be carefully managed
  • Where appropriate masks will be worn
  • Sanitising and ventilation measures will be in place
  • Many of our courses take place outside making them particularly safe

If circumstances change and new regulations or guidelines mean we unfortunately need to cancel activities, then Brogdale Collections will issue full refunds.

If you have any queries, please contact the office on 01795 536250 or

COVID-19 Update

As the National restrictions begin to lift we’re pleased you can continue to visit the National Fruit Collection with a valid Orchard Pass.

Please follow the limits on the number of other people you can meet (or are in the same support bubble).

Our outdoor play area will stay open in line with government guidance.

All visitors should pre booked online with a valid Orchard Pass and  scan the NHS track & trace bar code on arrival at the guides hut.

Read our FAQ before planning your visit on the measures we have put in place to ensure everyone’s safety and to help you plan your visit.

Read our reviews

  • star rating  Insect talk was terrific - and quite hands on (literally - except for the centipede!); train wasn't running but looked like a fun thing to do.

    Denise d
    7/03/2019

    star rating  Went to the Collections office for some information and was greeted by an extremely rude, sarcastic and officious woman. We will definitely not be returning. The on-site nursery, Grow (which... read more

    dandelion16
    9/23/2020

    star rating  The fruit festivals they hold here at the national fruit collection are really special because you get to sample a number of varieties. They can taste so different - so... read more

    home farm c
    7/22/2019
  • star rating  Great day out for kids and adults! Live music performing at three stages, loads of fun activities for kids; especially enjoyed the piglet race, still waiting for my piglet to... read more

    baileypropertyse2016
    8/25/2019

    star rating  What a great place. We booked on a guided tour and learnt loads. The guide was very informative and we all enjoyed the tour.Highly recommend a visit but... read more

    well_travelled2008Uk
    4/20/2021

    star rating  A collection of different apple, pear and fruit trees along with what is the market place. This is a collection of farm type shops and cafes. There is a miniature... read more

    chrissT8030TW
    10/20/2019

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