Brogdale in 2018

Courses at Brogdale

Start the new year with a new skill and discover a new passion at Brogdale Collections.

Calling all foodies! Discover where & how to find the best wild food on your doorstep with our Spring Foraging Walks.

If Brogdale’s Cider Festival got you excited for artisan cider then our 1 day introduction to Cider Making is for you! Alternatively discover our delicious NEW courses Elderflower Cordial Making and Hedgerow Wine Making, not to be missed!

Learn about keeping your fruit trees in tip top condition with our Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Grafting Days or plan your own orchard with Orchard Design Course.

Learn everything you want to know about Keeping Chickens at home with our 1 day course. Meet the chickens and learn about keeping happy hens.

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Tractor trailer tour & Cream Tea for 2

Enjoy a perfect day out at Brogdale with Cream Tea & Tractor Tour. Take a special tractor trailer tour of the National Fruit Collection orchards led by one of our expert guides through the blossom or fruit filled orchards before relaxing in Brogdale rustic room with tea & scones. The perfect way to see the orchards and have a wonderful day out.

Couples or pair of friends will be able to enjoy a guided tour of the National Fruit Collection orchards led by expert guides before enjoying a delicious cream tea in Brogdale Collection Rustic Morello & Russet rooms.

You can book any one of the weekly cream tea & tractor tours running throughout the season subject to availability.

Tour Dates TBC

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Year of Festival, fruit and fun at Brogdale Collections

Look forward to a year of discovery, family fun and fruit at the heart of the National Fruit Collection.

Brogdale Collections are planning a packed year with blossom festival, fruit fairs and cider festival fun for all the family to enjoy. Discover the heritage and importance of the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale in 2018.

Easter at Brogdale – 30 & 31 March & 1 April

Hop along to Easter at Brogdale for a weekend of family fun.

Hanami Picnics Experiences  & Blossom tours – Throughout April  2018

Celebrate the spring blossom Japanese style with a picnic under the blossom this April.

Hanami Festival  – 14 April 2018

Hanami is the Japanese festival dedicated to cherry blossom (sakura) celebrated across Japan every year. Brogdale is one of the only places in the UK to celebrate Hanami and with the largest collection of fruit trees in the world, we really do have a sight to see!

Strawberry Fair – 10 June 2018

A real English country fair, celebrate some of the first fruits of summer  at Brogdale.

Cherry Fair – 16 July 2018

Cherries galore at Brogdale! Celebrate all things cherry, with over 400 varieties of Cherry in the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale you are sure to find something to delight.

Plum Day – 12 August 2018

Enjoy a display of plums in all colours & sizes and take a tractor trailer ride around the orchards.

Cider Festival – 25 & 26 August 2018

Get in the Festival sprite with local Ciders and Live Music all weekend! Taste over 60 ciders and fun for all the family.

Pear Day – 16 September 2018

Enjoy a display of pears in all colours & sizes and take a tractor trailer ride around the orchards.

National Apple Festival – 13 & 14 October

Discover a huge and fascinating display of apple varieties, find & taste your favourites and fill a bag to take home at Brogdale. Enjoy a fruit filled orchard tour, FREE talks & demos, Fruit ID and more!

Christmas at Brogdale – 2 December 2018

Shop, eat and be merry at Brogdale this Christmas.


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