Exciting new orchard planted at Brogdale Farm

January 17th, 2022

Towards the end of last year, our orchards were particularly busy with the bustle of tractors, horticulturists and volunteers, all preoccupied with planting an amazing new flowering cherry tree orchard on behalf of Brogdale Collections.  Read on to find out more about the new ornamental cherry trees making an appearance at Brogdale.

Background

Brogdale is home to the National Fruit Collections with the world’s largest collection of temperate fruits including apples, pears, plums, cherries and more. However, an amazing new orchard will now complement the existing fruit orchards by providing a curated collection of over 100 beautiful, blossoming cherry trees.

Each of the lovely new trees is available for sponsorship, a wonderful opportunity to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime initiative.

About the Cherry Blossom Orchard

Those of you who have visited Brogdale Collections will know what a fascinating and unique place it is.  In the spring it is particularly beautiful when its thousands trees burst forth with blossom.

To create the new Cherry Blossom Orchard – Brogdale Collections has planted over 100 ornamental cherry trees in the orchards at Brogdale Farm.  The charity is  offering sponsorship opportunities for individuals or corporates to sponsor one of these trees and help make this dream a reality.

Sponsoring a tree is a unique way to offset carbon footprints and help nurture the beauty and wildlife of this part of Kent.  Sponsorship will also assist this established charity continue its objectives of engaging the nation with fruit heritage and involving the public in its work.

At a time when people are being encouraged to plant trees as part of the ‘Queen’s Tree-bilee’ – this initiative is a wonderful way to commemorate the Jubilee and play a part in reducing our nation’s carbon footprint.

Sponsor a tree

There are many reasons why people may wish to sponsor one of our tree plantings:

Sponsorship details

The sponsorship package costs £1,000 and lasts five years to allow time for the ornamental trees to mature.  It includes:

Find out more

To find out how to sponsor an ornamental cherry tree, take a look at Brogdale Collection’s website here.

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