Cherry Walks this July

Experience the delights of the Kentish cherry at Brogdale Farm this July with delicious cherries from the National Fruit Collection.

Guided walking tours will be available all day from our expert and knowledgeable guides who will walk you through the orchards, giving you details of the history and heritage of cherry growing in Kent.

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With over 400 varieties of cherries there are some intriguing histories, flavours and delights to taste. Sample the “Roundel Heart” cherry grown in Kent since the 1900s and bursting with a sweet flavour, or the “Kentish Red” sour cherry found in Kent since the 18th century or maybe even the usual “Donisssens Gelbe” a juicy yellow skinned cherry sure to stand out.

On these 2 special weekends only, visitors will be able to pick their own cherries straight from the tree. Limited access will be open over the weekend for PYO* cherries from our selection of Heritage Orchard varieties, subject to availability. 

Bring a picnic and enjoy the day on a cherry farm in full harvest.

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Brogdale has unlimited free parking, accessible toilets, a plant centre, farm shop and café.

For more information on this and other fundraising events at Brogdale Farm, visit Brogdale’s website https://brogdalecollections.org

Orchard tours:

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Brogdale Collections has a team of experienced guides who take visitors on guided tours of the orchards at Brogdale Farm from April until October.  This gives visitors the opportunity to taste and learn about rare and heritage fruits.

Events:

Brogdale Collections holds a timetable of fundraising fun family events throughout the year, enabling the public to learn about fruit and farming at Brogdale.  These include:

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Cherry Walks & PYO  –  2,3,16,17,July

Plum Weekend – 13,14 August – dates tbc

Cider Trail – 27,28 August

Heritage Apple Days – —24,25 September and 15,16 October

Christmas Fair 4th December – tbc

Schools and education:
Brogdale Collections works with schools and education institutions, offering module days carefully tailored to the Key Stage 1 & 2 curriculum, giving children a fun and interactive day with practical demonstrations and experiences. Children can explore and learn in the environment of the National Fruit Collection, discovering its value as a resource as well as nature, insects and wildlife, evolution, fruit farming, food nutrition and climate.

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