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Enjoy a blossom picnic at Brogdale Collections

As home to 400 flowering cherries plus hundreds of other flowering fruit trees, Brogdale Collections is one of the best places in the UK to enjoy blossom displays. As Covid restrictions have eased and the blossom is starting to appear, visitors can now book a slot to bring a picnic to Brogdale’s orchards. They can also enjoy a self-guided walk or guided tour of the beautiful trees.

Brogdale has joined forces with local food hall Macknade which has created a Blossom Picnic Hamper.  This can be ordered in advance and collected from Macknades by picnickers on their way to Brogdale.  Alternatively, visitors can bring their own food and drink to enjoy in their allocated spot under the blossom trees.

To book a picnic slot, all visitors must have a Brogdale Orchard Pass.  They must pre-book both their visit as well as a picnic slot in advance.

Latest government regulations relating to social gatherings apply.

For further information on picnic bookings and Macknade blossom hampers, see Brogdale Collections’ website

To visit Brogdale's orchards you will need an orchard pass ( details on our website) and you need to either book a slot via their website or register using Track & Trace on arrival.

The orchards are a lovely big open space, making it easy for you to socially distance. There is also plenty of parking.

Please note it is not possible to bring dogs to the orchards at Brogdale Collections, but human beings of all ages are very welcome!

General Information

Brogdale Collections is the home of the National Fruit Collection set in over 150 acres of farmland, Brogdale Collections has over 4000 varieties of fruit trees from apples, pears, quinces and plums to cherries and more. The Collections orchards are a living history & heritage of fruit waiting to be discovered.

Let our expert knowledgeable guides take you on a journey around the orchards on a guided tour. Explore the orchards form beautiful blossom to bountiful fruit laden trees. Your guide will answer your questions and awaken your taste buds with over 4,000 different varieties you will never be short of something to see.

Guided tours run at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm everyday throughout the open season (April – October) and self-guided tours can be taken throughout the year at any time.

Brogdale Collections educational interactive weather station designed to help young and old alike discover the weather around us and its effect on fruit growing and farming.

Brogdale Collections offers curriculum focused educational days for school groups for Key stage 1 & 2.

Fruit Festival & Events at Brogdale are packed full of family fun, free talks & demonstrations, fruit tasting, education, fruit games, yummy food and much much more! Celebrate the traditions of the cherry blossom with Hanami Festival & Hanami Picnic Experiences, enjoy yourself at Strawberry Fair and test your lungs with the cherry pip spit at Cherry Fair or discover the special Pear and plum fruit days. Enjoy the bountiful apple crops with Brogdale Collections 2 day Cider or Apple Festivals packed full of things to do & discover, plus fun for all the family and much more!

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 things to do including a picnic area & children’s playpark along with fashion boutiques, butchers, locally produced beverages & cider, Fine fruit shop and café for after tour snacks and more.



Due to Covid-19 restrictions you must pre-book Orchard Walks and Guided Tours once you have purchased your pass at Here’s What you Get: ◾Unlimited Orchard Walks & Guided Tours ◾Guided walking tours run during open Season at 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm (April – October) ◾Self-guided walks can be enjoyed all year round ◾Tractor trailer tours running every Thursday at 2:30pm (July – October) Orchard Pass – One Year - Valid for one year from date of purchase. FAMILY (2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN AGES 2 – 15) £28.00 FAMILY WITH GRANDPARENTS £40.00 ADULT (16+) £13.50 CHILD (2 – 15) £6.00 CONCESSION (STUDENT & 60+) £12.00



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