Brogdale Collections is the home of the National Fruit Collection set in over 150 acres of farmland, Brogdale Collections has over 4000 varieties of fruit trees from apples, pears, quinces and plums to cherries and more. The Collections orchards are a living history & heritage of fruit waiting to be discovered.
Let our expert knowledgeable guides take you on a journey around the orchards on a guided tour. Explore the orchards form beautiful blossom to bountiful fruit laden trees. Your guide will answer your questions and awaken your taste buds with over 4,000 different varieties you will never be short of something to see.
Guided tours run at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm everyday throughout the open season (April – October) and self-guided tours can be taken throughout the year at any time. Why not discover the orchards on one of the regular Tractor Trailer tours, led by expert guides and suitable for visitors with mobility requirements.
Fruit Festival & Events at Brogdale are packed full of family fun, free talks & demonstrations, fruit tastings,, yummy food and much more! Celebrate the Japanese traditions of the cherry blossom with Hanami Festival & Hanami Picnic Experiences, enjoy yourself at Strawberry Fair and test your lungs with the cherry pip spit at Cherry Fair. Discover the special Pear and plum fruit days with fruit like you’ve never seen before. Enjoy the bountiful apple crops with Brogdale Collections 2 day Cider or Apple Festivals packed full of things to do & discover, plus fun for all the family and much more!
Festival & Events 2018
Easter – 30th & 31st March & 1st April
Hanami Festival – 14th April
Strawberry Fair – 10th June
Cherry Fair – 15th July
Plum Day – 12th August
Cider Festival 25th – 26th August
Pear Day – 16th September
Apple Festival 13th – 14th October
Christmas at Brogdale – 2nd December
Go to brogdalecolltions.org to find out more.
New for 2017 Brogdale Collections educational interactive weather station designed to help young and old alike discover the weather around us and its effect on fruit growing and farming and coming in 2018 the Garden for Wildlife and World Music Garden. Brogdale Collections offers curriculum focused educational days for school groups for Key stage 1 & 2 to discover fruit production & cycles, nature, wildlife, climate and more.
Alongside this Brogdale Collections offer a range of rural courses and education including fruit tree grafting and pruning courses, wild food forging, cider making and orchard design.
Pet friendly note: All dogs are welcome to visit our full summer of festivals including our exciting Cider festival and Apple festival. They can enjoy all the fun of the fair and the general merriment of the festivals and the market place but dogs cannot enter the orchards or join the orchards tours.
Your Orchard Pass ticket lasts a whole year enabling you to visit as many times as you want. Orchard pass holder can enjoy unlimited walks, tour and tractor tours (in season) plus enjoy the special pear & plum fruit days. Go to brogdalecolltions.org to find out more.
Brogdale Annual Pass – All Events holders receive unlimited walks and tours all year round plus FREE entry to a year of festivals & events, FREE vehicle entry to Bedgbury Pinetum, FREE half term kids activities, Members only walks, talks and fruit tastings plus a seasonal newsletter full of offers, FAQs and more. Go to brogdalecolltions.org to find out more.
Our marketplace at Brogdale is full of shops things to do including a picnic area & children’s playpark along with craft boutiques, butchers, locally produced beverages & cider, fine fruit shop and café for after tour snacks and more.