Moist Apple Crumble Cake from Wasted Kitchen

Wasted Recipe – Moist Apple Crumble Cake By Katy Newton from Mighty Fine Things and Wasted Kitchen –  September 12, 2020 This Recipe is based on our lovely Lee’s Mum’s Apple Cake with some inspiration from Anja Dunk’s Speedy Apple Cake (check out her recipe book – Noodles, Dumplings & Strudel) and a Wasted Kitchen […]

FRUITY SILVER LINING FOR LOCAL FRUIT-LOVERS

FRUITY SILVER LINING FOR LOCAL FRUIT-LOVERS One of the unexpected side-effects of the lockdown for Brogdale Collections has been the problem of finding a home for tonnes of rare and delicious heritage fruits. There are acres of heritage orchards at Brogdale, which grow fruit especially for Brogdale’s events – such as the Cherry Fair, Pear […]

Wildlife Garden July Update With Lockdown easing in the wildlife garden we have been returning to our volunteer workdays only to be greeted by some very persistent perennial ‘flowers in the wrong place’, including Bristly Ox tongue and Ground Elder. Whilst tackling these will be an ongoing task, we are able to begin to enjoy […]

Summer wildlife update from Brogdale Collections

On spotting an aquatic fly with long legs,  golden/green metallic coloured body and white-tipped wings at Brogdale’s recently completed wildlife pond –  research quickly helped me identify it was a Semaphore Fly Poecilobothrus nobilitatus.  The pond is host to several of these flies, although sadly not YET the damselflies I had hoped for. The male Semaphore […]

Brogdale Seeks Cherry-Aid

Brogdale Collections, has acres of orchards, many bursting with ripe cherries, and it’s asking for help in finding them all a home. Like many local attractions, Brogdale has been hit hard by lockdown and forced to cancel several events.  This has affected the Charity in terms of income and has also impacted their ability to […]

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 […]

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 View both videos here: Video 1 Video 2 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 […]

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 […]

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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