Home of the National Fruit Collections, charity organisation Brogdale Collections in Faversham, Kent, is inviting visitors of all ages to enjoy a wide range of events including tours, courses and festivals, or even volunteer at its beautiful orchards this spring.
Set among over 3,000 varieties of fruit trees and one of the largest fruit collections in the world, Brogdale is the perfect place to take part in an outdoor activity while enjoying and learning about nature.
Spring Blossom Tours – From 1st April
Throughout April and May, Orchard Pass holders can join a guided tour around the collections, where they will discover the seasonal highlights and peak blossom areas of the orchards. Visitors can take a guided tour led by an expert, or meander at their own pace on a self-guided walk. With each fruit blossoming with a different variety of flower, this is a beautiful tour and a wonderful photo opportunity!
All visitors will need an Orchard Pass (£6-£40). This gives access on the day of the visit but for as many times as they like for the next 12 months after that too.
Easter Trail – 15th-17th April
Families can book to take part in this fun trail, hunting among the blossoming fruit trees for Easter eggs. A trail map will guide adults and children around the orchards to find the eggs and solve the hidden word quiz on the way. Lucky visitors might even spot the Easter Bunny!
Tickets must be booked in advance and are priced at £3 per child (under 3s free), £6 for adults (£5 concessions) and £15 for a family (two adults and two children).
Courses – various dates
Brogdale runs a range of fun, educational courses, teaching creative skills using the natural resources around us. Choose from willow weaving, gardening, Elderflower cordial making and orchard design, to name a few.
Prices start from £45. Tickets can be booked here.
1st & 29th: Foraging walks
9th: Gardening masterclass
24th: Working with willow
7th: Chicken keeping
8th: Working with willow
14th: Gardening masterclass
22nd: Working with willow
Half term – teachers go free (just bring your ID to get free entry)
For more information about Brogdale Collections, visit the website www.brogdalecollections.org
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