National Apple Festival features in Countryfile Magazine!

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!

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 […]

Pear Day – Sunday 15th September

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

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 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 […]

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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