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NFCT Spring Newsletter

Climate Change Trial – Apples in a Warmer World Unfortunately, due to the serious damage to the climate change trial facility caused by storms Dudley, Eunice, and Franklin last February, the Trustees felt that the repair costs were too great and the trial was brought to a close. Although this was earlier than hoped, the […]

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Brogdale’s Season Guide

Discover The National Fruit Collection with our season’s guide to see when you might want to visit.. You can also download a pdf version by clicking here.  Blossom The Blossom display at Brogdale is like no other, with different varieties and fruits blooming between March and May with colours from bright white to fuscia pink, […]

Birds and butterflies of Brogdale

Birds and butterflies of Brogdale By Mike Roser, Guide at Brogdale Collections – Butterfly below is a A Painted Lady – a migrant from the Mediterranean region and North Africa. With most of our spring migrant birds now in, and with prime territories already secured by our resident birds, there is an early dawn chorus […]

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 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 by post. Mick the postman was chuffed to […]

Space Sapling Lands at Brogdale

SPACE SAPLING LANDS AT BROGDALE COLLECTIONS What must be one of the most famous saplings in the country has now ‘landed’ at Brogdale Collections in Faversham.  The tiny sapling has been grown from a pip taken from Isaac Newton’s apple tree, which was blasted into space with British astronaut Tim Peake. In 2015 apple pips from […]

Newton’s Space Sapling lands at Brogdale, the home of the National Fruit Collection

Newton’s Space Sapling lands at Brogdale, the home of the National Fruit Collection We are proud to be one of the recipients of one of eight young trees from the pips of Isaac Newton ’s apple tree that were blasted into space with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake. In 2015 apple pips from the iconic […]

Apples in the National Fruit Collection – Howgate Wonder

Apples in the National Fruit Collection – Howgate Wonder The National Fruit collection at Brogdale is home to over 2,000 apple varieties just waiting to be discovered. The Howgate Wonder is a cross between Blenheim Orange and Newton Wonder. It was first grown in 1916 at Howgate Lane in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. The tree […]

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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