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 […]

Our Calendar of Events for 2021

Brogdale’s 2021 schedule of workshops and events   Brogdale Collections in Faversham has a terrific programme of rural workshops and courses planned for 2021 which are perfect for anyone who loves growing, making or nature.  Most of the courses take place in the orchards and buildings at Brogdale and are delivered by friendly, knowledgeable specialists. […]

BROGDALE COURSES – GREAT IDEA FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Give the gift of a wonderful rural experience for Christmas Brogdale Collections in Faversham has a varied programme of rural workshops and courses planned for 2021 which are perfect gifts for anyone who loves growing, making or nature. Most of the courses take place in the orchards and buildings at Brogdale and are delivered by […]

HOW OUR VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS HELPED BROGDALE SURVIVE 2020

HOW OUR VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS HELPED BROGDALE SURVIVE 2020 Although we are still living  in uncertain times, we thought it would be heartening if we shared some positive news and warm wishes. Thank you Brogdale would like to say a massive thank you to our staff, volunteers, supporters, visitors and customers who have all played […]

APPLE DAY – 21ST OCTOBER 2020

About National Apple Day National Apple Day is a day spent celebrating wonderful English apples.  It’s the perfect opportunity to encourage people to treasure our orchards, support native growers and appreciate the fruit grown in this country. About Brogdale Collections Brogdale Collections is a charity located in the heart of the Garden and England and […]

FORAGING IN THE KENTISH COUNTRYSIDE

FORAGING IN THE KENTISH COUNTRYSIDE With Brogdale Collections By Freya Rix   “I came away from the walk excited to forage and cook up my own finds.”   Foraging with Brogdale Collections On a brisk October morning, I met a chirpy group of fellow foragers in a pub in the countryside near Faversham for a […]

AUTUMN – A BEAUTIFUL TIME TO VISIT ENGLAND’S MOST UNIQUE ORCHARDS

AUTUMN – A BEAUTIFUL TIME TO VISIT ENGLAND’S MOST UNIQUE ORCHARDS Tucked away in the corner of the Garden of England lies Brogdale Collections, home to the National Fruit Collection – the world’s largest collection of temperate fruits. Autumn is a wonderful time to visit the orchards which contains thousands of apple trees positively bursting […]

MY TASTE OF THE HERITAGE ORCHARD DAY

In our latest blog, one visitor tells us of their experience at August’s Heritage Orchard Day, and why they’ll be coming back for more… I came to the Heritage Orchard Day in August with my partner, parents, sister and brother-in-law. After experiencing much of this year in lockdown we were really looking forward to spending […]

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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