Courses at Brogdale – perfect Christmas gifts

Give the gift of a rural experience for Christmas Brogdale Collections in Faversham has a packed programme of rural workshops planned for 2022 which are perfect gifts for anyone who loves growing, making or nature. Many of the courses take place in the orchards and buildings at Brogdale and are delivered by friendly, knowledgeable specialists. […]

CELEBRITY ANTIQUES ROADSHOW VISITS BROGDALE

CELEBRITIES LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND’S APPLES Brogdale Collections featured in a fascinating episode of Celebrity Antiques Road Show on the 4th November.  Actress Victoria Smurfitt visited with antiques specialist Phil Serrell. They were keen to learn why Kent was called The Garden of England. Brogdale’s expert guide – Mike Austin – chatted to […]

Christmas at Brogdale Farm

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN BROGDALE, FAVERSHAM It’s good to shop local Not everyone is aware that there’s a lovely selection of local, independent businesses at Brogdale Farm. Many of them have some great options for Christmas gifts. If you’re trying to support local businesses and enjoy your Christmas shopping in Faversham – businesses at Brogdale are […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CHARMING CHERRY WALKS WITH BROGDALE COLLECTIONS

CHARMING CHERRY WALKS WITH BROGDALE COLLECTIONS Brogdale reopens its orchards with self-guided Cherry Orchard Walks For anyone seeking to escape the house or office for some fresh air and gorgeous countryside, the Orchard Walks at Brogdale Collections are an ideal option.  The charity is now reopening its beautiful orchards and operating self-guided walks so visitors […]

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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