Discover the climate & our weather at Brogdale

Brogdale Collections fully interactive learning experience weather station.

Available to access subject to Covid Restrictions.

The interactive weather and climate station offers the chance for all ages to learn, discover and explore how our weather affects us and its importance to the growth of The National Fruit Collections orchards at Brogdale.

The fully interactive weather station lets children engage with measuring and observing the weather around them, how the climate around us works, teaches children how to gather climate data and what effects this weather has on the environment around us and the Brogdale fruit orchards.

The weather station is located near our existing official MET office weather station housed on site to monitor climatic conditions. The official MET office weather station has been based at Brogdale for many years and has even provided some record breaking temperature readings!

The weather station is home to a wide range of interactive weather equipment to get involved with plus some handy fact filled information boards all waiting to be discovered.

At the weather station you will find:
Stevenson’s screen with visible instruments.
A readable rain gauge, thermometer, hygrometer and hydrometer.
Wind vane and Anemometer for wind speed.
A recording panel to record all your results.
A sundial.
An interactive human sundial plus much more!

Learn about nature & wildlife at Brogdale

Brogdale Collections educational Garden for Wildlife

The Garden for wildlife has been created to encourage wildlife to visit Brogdale. With a variety of different habitats, bug hotels and food all made to create a great environment for wildlife visitors.

The garden has also been designed to be used as an outdoor classroom, learning environment and educational resource for schools, children and visitors young & old to learn about and discover plants, habitat and wildlife.

Visit the different habitats, taking time to investigate the different sights, sounds and smells of the garden. You can also learn more by following the special information boards throughout the garden.

In the Garden for Wildlife you will find:
Bee hotel
Pond & bog habitats
Raised beds
Compost area
Rock habitat area
Wildflower meadow area
Sensory garden & more

Explore music & sounds at the heart of the National Fruit Collection

Brogdale Collections interactive outdoor Music Garden

The World Music Garden has been created to encourage sound exploration and music making with instruments from different cultures made from a variety of natural and man-made materials. A outdoor space where children & adults can explore music and sound.

The World Music Garden has been designed to be used as an educational resource for schools, children and adults. The garden also enables access to music making by disabled & disadvantaged children and adults who can experience the sounds of the garden though the instruments vibrations.

The instruments chosen have their origins in different world cultures and have a diverse sonic palette. Most of the instruments can be tuned to the same pentatonic scale, which means they can all be played harmonically together without any previous musical experience.

The instruments come from:

In the World Music Garden you will find:
Aluminium Bat phone
Tubular Gongs
Log Drums
Information Boards

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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