The orchards are open 7 days a week, throughout the open season which usually runs from March to October.
Guided Walking Tours run at 11am, 1pm and 2:30pm – 7 days a week (not applicable on festival and event days) (During open season March – October)and there is no need to book, just turn up in enough time to purchase your ticket and join a tour.
Self Guided Walks can be taken at any time all year round between 10am and 4pm and require an orchard pass that can be purchased from our gift shop on arrival where you can also pick a map guide.
Enjoy a walk around the beautiful orchards and explore the Brogdale Marketplace shops & cafe
Find out more about the walks available below…
Self Guided Orchard Walks only from October 2017 – April 2018 (Open for guided tours from April 2018)
Guided Orchard Tours
On a guided orchard tour you will be in the hands of some of the most knowledgeable people in Kent. You will have a chance to ask the guide questions and they will pick some of the best fruit for you to try, with over 4,000 different varieties, you are never short of something tasty to enjoy!
Guided walking tours run at 11am, 1pm and 2:30pm (not applicable on festival and event days) (open season only March – October) and there is no need to book, just turn up in enough time to purchase your ticket .
Self Guided Walks
Self guided walking tours are available at any time of the day all year round and you can spend as little or as much time wandering the Brogdale pathways and enjoying the Kent countryside. if you would like to try fruit then we would recommend a guided tour.
PLEASE NOTE: Tasting and picking of the fruit is NOT allowed on self-
Strictly no dogs allowed in the orchards at any time
We offer a fantastic day out and discounted rates for our group visitors, full details can be found of the GROUP VISIT PAGE.
Children’s Orchard Trail
Follow the map on a trail of discovery and learn all about the orchards, fruit trees and nature using your fun Orchard Discovery Book. Special created to be educational and fun children can gather clues, answer questions, learn fascinating facts and discover the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale.
The Children’s Discovery Book & Trail is available all year round as part of a self guided walk exploring the Brogdale orchards or added fun when joining a guided tour. Pick up a Orchard Discovery Book at the tours & tickets shop when you arrive.
This is just to say how much we both enjoyed the above tour on Wednesday led by Mike.
We learnt so much; Mike was very knowledgeable and although we travelled quite a distance, it was well worth it.
With many thanks