Did you know that 2021 is International Year of Fruits and Vegetables? Organised by the United Nations, to raise awareness of the importance of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition and health.
Our little corner of the country, Kent is widely known as the Garden of England, an area famed for its orchards, soft fruits and hop gardens that thrive due to the area’s mild climate, gentle hills and fertile soil.
Here at Brogdale Farm, we are fortunate in that we house the nation’s fruit collection and is run by Brogdale Collections, a charity that maintains the National Fruit Collection. These orchards are a living history and heritage of fruit, providing public access and education around the Collection which is home to over 4000 varieties of fruit trees from apples, pears, quinces and plums to cherries and more including nuts and medlars.
Brogdale Collections is open to e local passholders during lockdown. and will be holding a whole variety of courses when current restrictions allow. For full details of what is available click here. While you are visiting Brogdale Farm