LEARNING ALL ABOUT BEES

Half Term Fun with Bee Walks and Exhibition at Brogdale Collections For the June half term holiday this year we launched into our bee week of educational and interactive activities. THese were centered around the importance of pollinators to fruit farming and our wider environment.  Brand new exhibition space In preparation for this we first […]

It’s all about the blossom

Brogdale – home to the country’s most beautiful orchards As home to 400 cherries plus thousands of other flowering fruit trees, Brogdale Collections is one of the best places in the UK to enjoy blossom displays. Our fruit trees include apples, pears, plums, crab apples, quinces, greengages, medlars and cherries – including some beautiful ornamental […]

BROGDALE RE-OPENS FOR EDUCATION VISITS

Press release – 22nd March 2021 Brogdale Collections in Kent – which is home to the National Fruit Collection comprising over 4,000 varieties of fruit and nut trees – is now ready to take bookings for educational visits. The Charity has put all required Covid-compliant measures in place to ensure that school groups are able […]

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RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS COMPETITION

Win an Orchard Pass for you and a friend Sharing a little kindness in difficult times – Random Acts of Kindness Week 14-20 February 2021 Many people are struggling at the moment – unable to see loved ones; battling with home-schooling; missing normal lives.   Random Acts of Kindness Week comes at a time when showing […]

Plant a Pip

Plant a pip and grow a tree

Brogdale’s ‘Grow a Pip’ lockdown project – why not give it a grow?! We’ve come up with a great idea to give the kids something to do whilst they are stuck at home.  They could have a go at growing their own apple pip into a tree. At Brogdale Collections, one of our key areas […]

Volunteer at Brogdale

Volunteer at Brogdale

2021 – THE YEAR TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?Find out about volunteering at Brogdale Collections     Making plans and fresh starts in 2021 For many of us, the last few months have given us cause to reflect on the things that are important to us.  With a series of lockdowns restricting everybody’s movements and activities, […]

Brogdale Collections Fieldfares and Redwings

Fieldfares and Redwings

In the aftermath of autumn`s completion of harvest, a generous carpet of apples usually awaits the immigrant thrushes, particularly Fieldfares and Redwings.

The Orchard

The Orchard – a valuable winter food source for birds

Fieldfares and Redwings In the aftermath of autumn`s completion of harvest, a generous carpet of apples usually awaits the immigrant thrushes, particularly Fieldfares and Redwings. The Fieldfare; with its pale grey rump and black tail, contrasting brown back and white belly is a familiar orchard visitor from northern and central Europe. Sometimes occurring in hundreds, its […]

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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