Orchard Walks

Self-guided Orchard Walks are available all year with a valid orchard Pass,  7 days a week from 10am – 4pm

You can purchase your Orchard Pass here or from the Tours Office when you arrive.

Our tour season runs from April – October and you may join as many tours throughout the year as you wish. Guided Tours will be available from April and run at 11:00 am , 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm Tuesday – Sunday (April – October).  A knowledgeable guide will lead you through the orchards at Brogdale and the National Fruit Collection. Learn all about the history of the National Fruit Collection, the rare and usual heritage varieties here, the history of fruit farming in Kent and in season, taste the fruit.

You can pre book a guided tour here

Alternatively, explore the orchards at your own pace with a self-guided walk, take your time to wander the Brogdale pathways all year from budding blossom to fruit harvest, the whole cycle is a sight to see. 

When visiting please always visit the Tours Office before you enter the orchards as we need to keep you updated with spraying and safety in the orchards. You can also pick up your self-guided walk map or download the app here.

Your orchard pass does not include entry on events or festival days so please check before visiting.

Dogs are strictly not allowed to enter the orchards at any time.

With your Orchard Pass you can spend as much time as you want wandering the Brogdale pathways & orchards at your own pace all year round. (picking the fruit is not permitted on a self guided walk).

Read our FAQ on the measures we have put in place to ensure everyone’s safety and to help you plan your visit.

Enjoy a walk around the beautiful orchards and explore the Brogdale marketplace & cafe. You can even purchase some of our Seasonal Fruit.

Group Tours We offer a fantastic day out and discounted rates for our group visitors, full details can be found of the GROUP VISIT PAGE.

Brogdale has unlimited free parking & accessible toilets.

Brogdale Collections is a charity, receiving no government funding. We rely substantially on revenues from events and festivals, visits and tours, classes and courses. Covid-19 has put us under considerable pressure. But we intend to come through this and to continue public engagement with the National Fruit Collection. We intend to continue as a key part of our local community. If you would like to support us further with any form of donation, you can do so HERE, we will be immensely grateful.

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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