Beat the January blues at Brogdale Farm

January 11th, 2022

Beat the January blues at Brogdale Farm

January can be a difficult month for many of us, with the fun of Christmas behind us and the blossom and sunshine still a few weeks away.  But at Brogdale Farm, a number of our tenants have some great remedies to help beat the January blues.

Rediscover the outdoors

During recent lockdowns, many of us have discovered the therapeutic benefits of spending time outdoors.  Surprisingly, January and February are the perfect time to enjoy a walk around the orchards at Brogdale Collections, but you might need to wrap up warm and wear your wellies!

With no leaves on the trees, now’s a great opportunity for some bird watching and we also have more than our fair share of all kinds of wildlife at Brogdale Farm.  Did you know that Brogdale Collections has a Wildlife Garden with a pond and homes for insects which the kids will enjoy.

To tour the orchards, you will need an Orchard Pass from Brogdale Collections. These cost £13.50 for an adult, £6 for a child or £28 for a family.  Passes can be bought online at Brogdale Collection’s website. Click here for details.

If all this talk about being outdoors makes you want to work on your own garden, now is the best time of year to plant a fruit tree.  Grow is the perfect place to pick up the perfect tree to plant and nurture for many years. They are always willing to advise you on any questions you may have about how to select the best tree for your garden.  – you can reach them on 01795 531888 or visit them at their customer centre at Brogdale Farm.

Look after your wellbeing

Another great way of beating the January blues is to give your wellbeing a real boost.  Why not make an appointment with Country Practice?  They offer a free consultation to find out what treatment will best help you. If you are feeling stressed, they may recommend some holistic therapies such as hot stones, aromatherapy or a therapeutic massage. Jane and her friendly team are caring and not at all intrusive, call 01795 533666 to book.

Naturally we have to mention Vicki Lord Hair, as she is the queen of pampering. If you’ve been dreaming of getting creative with your hair, adding colour or trying a new style, talk to Vicki as this is what she loves the most! Call on 07522 483392 to make an appointment.

Chocolate can boost your mood

A quick online search will leave you in no doubt that chocolate can boost your good mood, and that is all we need to hear when passing by our tenants Kakawa Artisan. Lovingly handmade at their workshop at Brogdale Farm, Kakawa boasts 200 chocolate products. They are great for occasions such as Valentines, or just for a treat.

Kakawa have just launched a monthly subscription service too – what a great way to make sure you never run out of your supply of artisan, locally crafted chocolate. You can order online here or shop in store at Brogdale Farm.

 Afternoon tea and a catch up

The Courtyard at Brogdale serves up delicious breakfast, lunches and afternoon teas.  They also create some terrific mouth-watering milkshakes too.

It’s good for soul to meet with family and friends for a bite to eat. So why not head to the Courtyard here at beautiful Brogdale Farm and spoil yourselves?  The perfect way of beating the January blues!

For information on the tenants at Brogdale Farm, take a look at the Tenants Page on our website here.

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