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 […]

Brogdale Honey now available The five hives at Brogdale are doing extraordinarily well and we have made 20lbs of Brogdale Honey, now available from our shop in the Brogdale marketplace! Having arrived as nuclei (small bee colonies) in early April, all of the colonies have built rapidly – despite the variable weather – and we […]

Crucial Bees Conservation and Education Project A new and innovative Bees conservation and education project is being introduced at Brogdale Collections, to prevent the decline of this very important species of wildlife. Conservation of bees is vital as between 1985 to 2005 there was a 54% reduction in bee hives and therefore a significant decline […]

Brogdale Needs Your Votes!

Brogdale Needs your Votes Brogdale Collections need your votes for the Aviva Community Fund. Brogdale Collections need to invest in its beautiful ornamental blossom orchards. The ornamental orchard hosts a selection of unusual and particularly beautiful blossoming fruit trees, creating a stunning display of blossom unlike anywhere else. Brogdale uniquely offers the chance to view […]

Last chance orchard tours

Last Chances for guided orchard tours As the orchards of the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale reach the end of harvest time Brogdale’s season of guided tours is drawing to an end. Guided tours run for April – October every year, so this year’s tour season is drawing to an end. Guided Walking Tours run at 11am, 1pm and 2:30pm – 7 […]

National Apple Festival at Brogdale – This Weekend

National Apple Festival at Brogdale – This Weekend 13 & 14 Ocotober Apples galore at Brogdale! Celebrate over 2200 different apple varieties at Brogdale with a breath-taking apple display of hundreds of varieties.  The perfect place to discover the oldest apples dating  from 450AD to Tudor and Victorian apples. Learn about apples from all over the world plus different types of apple […]

Brogdale Cider Festival

Brogdale Cider Festival – 25 & 26 August 2018 The Brogdale Cider Festival is set to be better than ever for 2018, with an amazing range of the best local ciders and more music to grove along to! Get your Bank holiday weekend off to a fantastic start at Brogdale Cider Festival. With music all […]

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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