National Apple Festival – back & bigger than ever! National Apple Festival is back and bigger than ever for 2019, as we celebrate the 2,200 varieties of apple in the National Fruit Collection. We’ve got so much lined up to enjoy! Expert talks will include bean to bar chocolate making, beekeeping, willow weaving, pruning, choosing […]
National Apple Festival features in Countryfile Magazine! Thank you to BBC Countryfile Magazine featuring The National Apple Festival on their list of best harvest festivals! ‘Set in a beautiful orchard, Brogdale Farm is the National Centre for fruit, with 2200 varieties of apple – more than any other collection in the world. Over the weekend, there […]
National Apple Festival is Coming! Visit Brogdale on the 19 + 20th October 2019 for a breathtaking display of apple varieties. Discover over 2000 varieties in the Brogdale orchards and enjoy all things apple over the weekend. Discover something new and tasty with ‘try before you buy’ rare and heritage apple varieties, fill a bag […]
Thank you to BBC Countryfile Magazine featuring The National Apple Festival on their list of best harvest festivals!
Pear Day – Sunday 15 September Come along to Brogdale to celebrate the humble pear on Sunday 15 September! Enjoy a display of the pears in season from the 550 varieties in the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale – pears of all shapes, sizes and colours and flavours. Learn all about on the history of […]
Work with Brogdale Collections – Trustee Vacancy Brogdale Collections Charity are looking for a new trustee to work with us and join the board of trustees. Brogdale Collections work as a charity to help the public access the National Fruit Collection by working to provide guided orchard tours, special education days aimed at Key stage […]
Brogdale Collections Charity are looking for a new trustee to work with us and join the board of trustees.
Brogdale Collections work as a charity to help the public access the National Fruit Collection by working to provide guided orchard tours, special education days aimed at Key stage 1 & 2 school groups, our new educational weather station and special event days.
Brogdale Bees – Late Summer Update The Brogdale Bees are still doing really well. Excitingly, we have successfully created our first home bred Brogdale colony of bees, by dividing two of the strongest colonies a few weeks back. This new hive is very healthy and we are feeding it with special pollen enriched fondant to […]
August sees the return of the Brogdale Cider Festival! The Brogdale Cider Festival is approaching fast, with only three weeks to go until the much-loved annual event, showcasing the best ciders Kent has to offer. With over 50 different ciders to try from producers all over Kent, you are completely spoilt for choice- from traditional […]
Garden for Wildlife – officially open! Brogdale’s Garden for Wildlife was officially opened at Cherry fair by Emma Landsell from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, who said: ‘Brogdale volunteers have done a fantastic job in creating such a great range of features and habitats – I recorded 4 bumblebee species in short space of time, so […]