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Brogdale Collections

The National Fruit Collection is the World's largest collection of fruit trees and plants.

This Kent tourist attraction offers a unique family day out in Kent and also an opportunity for education, exercising both the mind and the taste buds!

For the Ideal Day Out in Kent come and explore Brogdale's Fruit Orchards full of fruit trees including apples, pears, plums, cherries, cobnuts, strawberries and quinces.

Come at the right time of year too see and taste your favorite fruits on one of our guided tours!

Experience demonstrations, tastings and fruit displays during our Fruit Festivals.

Our Tour Guides will entertain you with the historical background to the fruit varieties in season and offer tastings while you explore.

Pet friendly note: All dogs are welcome to visit our full summer of festivals including our exciting Cider festival and Apple festival. They can enjoy all the fun of the fair and the general merriment of the festivals but dogs cannot enter the orchards to join the orchards tours.

Our marketplace at Brogdale is full of shops including Lush Puppies Dog Groomers (so you can enjoy a guided orchard tour while you dog gets pampered) and the Butcher of Brogdale (good for a bone or two) plus many other sights.

At our festivals and events we often have visiting animals such as the pig racing, visiting baby animals and chickens at Easter and our extremely popular visitor Carlos the goat who is always a fantastic attraction and is very friendly to visitors. He tends to wander around with his border collie dog friend to!

Facilities

  • Guided tours
  • Groups welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • Conference / Meeting facilities
  • Free wi-fi
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
  • Plant nursery