FANTASTIC FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FROM BROGDALE COLLECTIONS

Men can be notoriously tricky when it comes to buying them presents, which makes Father’s Day gift shopping a challenge.  However, choosing an experience or activity for dad can be the perfect solution. Brogdale Collections, near Faversham, has a series of workshops scheduled for later this year which are perfect presents for fathers who enjoy […]

Gardening hints and tips for June

Gardening Hints and Tips for June By Brogdale’s Sirplantalot! Apples will naturally thin their crop in early June – the ’June Drop’. After this they should be thinned by hand to one or two fruits per cluster.  This helps to get even sized healthy fruit and can avoid biennial bearing with a heavy crop one […]

Birds and butterflies of Brogdale

Birds and butterflies of Brogdale By Mike Roser, Guide at Brogdale Collections – Butterfly below is a A Painted Lady – a migrant from the Mediterranean region and North Africa. With most of our spring migrant birds now in, and with prime territories already secured by our resident birds, there is an early dawn chorus […]

FAVERSHAM FRUIT CHARITY FEATURED ON NATIONAL TV

FAVERSHAM FRUIT CHARITY FEATURED ON NATIONAL TV Brogdale Collections, appeared on nationwide television in early May, featuring on BBC’s Gardeners World. Presenter Carol Klein presented an item about cherry trees and blossoms filmed at Brogdale’s orchards located just outside Faversham. She looked at many aspects of growing and enjoying cherry trees; studied some of the […]

Brogdale Bee Colonies

BROGDALE WELCOMES TWO NEW BEE COLONIES With of acres of orchards, Brogdale Collections heavily relies on pollinators such as bees. To help ensure the trees have as much help with this as possible, we recently welcomed two new colonies of bees. Unbelievably, the buzzy, busy parcels arrived by post. Mick the postman was chuffed to […]

COOKERY MASTERCLASSES – LOCK DOWN STYLE!

COOKERY MASTERCLASSES – LOCK DOWN STYLE! Great British Bake Off finalist, Jane Beedle, was due to be holding a series of Cookery Masterclasses at Brogdale Collections. Each one focusing on topical or seasonal fruit and produce. She is a great baker, wonderful cook and also a rather lovely person – so we’re over the moon […]

Space Sapling Lands at Brogdale

SPACE SAPLING LANDS AT BROGDALE COLLECTIONS What must be one of the most famous saplings in the country has now ‘landed’ at Brogdale Collections in Faversham.  The tiny sapling has been grown from a pip taken from Isaac Newton’s apple tree, which was blasted into space with British astronaut Tim Peake. In 2015 apple pips from […]

Thoughts on Hanami

Thoughts on Hanami By Brogdale Tour Guide Alan Hayward, who has joined in with Hanami in Japan The Japanese word ‘Hanami’ translates as  ‘flower watching’. The Hanami festival celebrates the blossom (sakura) and may have started life as a thanksgiving for previous harvests and hopes for the year to come. However, over the years the […]

Large tree pruning course

Large Tree Pruning One of the many enquiries we get at Brogdale is how to prune a traditional large fruit tree. Have you tried your best and not achieved the result you expected? Has someone pruned the tree for you and made a hash of it? Have you moved into a new property and have […]

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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