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Discover the Largest Collection of Fruit in the World!

Here at Brogdale we offer our group visitors great days out and deals throughout the whole year. Read on below to find out what we can offer your group for 2017!

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Guided Tours

Tractor Trailer: 1 Hour (approx.)
On arrival you will be greeted by one of the Brogdale team and introduced to your private tour guide and our fantastic tractor driver. Your private guide will then offer a running commentary on your journey around the National Fruit Collection. Each collection offers unique varieties with interesting facts, stories and history to discover.

Walking: 1 hour 10 min (approx.)
On arrival you will be greeted by one of the friendly Brogdale team and introduced to your private tour guide. Your knowledgeable guide will then welcome you to Brogdale and introduce you to the National Fruit Collection before starting your fascinating tour of the orchards by foot. If you visit during a fruit harvesting season then your tour guide will select the best of the crop for you to try during your visit.

Walking Tour (min 10 or more) £7.50
Tractor Tour (min 15 or more) £7.50 (FREE tractor for over 15 people!)

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Festival & Event Visits

Group visitors receive a discount to Festivals and Events too! All of our events and festivals are full of entertainment, good local food and things to do, as well as the fruit in season to try and buy! A few festivals we recommend for groups are listed below…

2017 Events

Hanami Picnics – From 1 April
Easter – 14,15 & 16 April
Hanami Festival – 22 April
Strawberry Fair – 11 June
Cherry Day – 16 July
Plum Day – 13 August
Cider Festival – 26 & 27 August
Pear Day – 17 September
Apple Festival – 14 & 15 October

Group Festival Visit (min 10 or more) £8.00

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Twin Centre Tour NEW!

Faversham Town Tour & Brogdale Orchard Tour
Visit Faversham a ‘Town of Kings’ in the morning and enjoy a guided walking tour of ‘Faversham’ a medieval market town rich in heritage and home to 450 listed buildings. The tour will explore the cobbled streets taking in the beauty and history behind the buildings including a visit to the Fleur De Lis Heritage Centre, featuring old town artefacts and literature then visit Brogdale for the afternoon (see above).

Twin Centre Tour (min 10 or more) £12.50

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Talks & Bespoke Visits

If you wish to add something different or specific to your day out then we can organize that for you too! We are always open to accommodate our visitors, so if you want a tour just of the cherry orchard, wish to try a particular variety of apple or would like a subject specific talk then just let us know.

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Enjoy the Brogdale Restaurant

Open every day for Tea & Coffee, Hot & Cold Lunches & Kentish Afternoon & Cream Teas. The Courtyard Restaurant and Cafe has a real community feel, using local produce from Brogdale. They cater for all tastes with meals freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients, welcoming groups who can combine this with a tour of the National Fruit Collection orchards.

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Facilities

FREE PARKING for all group visitors – plenty of space for coaches.
Personal tour guide
Toilets and baby change area
Disabled access and facilities
FREE entry for group organiser & coach driver

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Booking is Easy

We have a dedicated team who are here to help make your day at Brogdale run smoothly. For full details & prices please download the Group Visit Pack & to book, download the relevant Group Visit Booking Form below.

For date enquiries and booking please contact the office on:
T: 01795 536250
E: bookings@brogdalecollections.org

2017 Prices

Walking Tour (min 10 or more) £7.50
Tractor Tour (min 10 or more) £7.50 (FREE tractor for over 15 people!)
Twin Centre Tour (min 10 or more) £12.50
Group Hanami Tour (min 10 or more) £9.50
Group Festival Visit (min 10 or more) £8.00
For full details, prices and to book please download the Group Visit Pack & relevant Group Visit Booking Form PDF’s below

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What our visitors say

Many thanks for the wonderful tour and other incidental extras we received yesterday – we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and loved Brogdale. We’ve all learned a great deal and I’m sure many will be returning again and again to your lovely cafe,shops and splendid orchards! Please pass on our grateful thanks to your excellent tour guide who did a sterling job keeping us entertained and amused for the whole tour.
Ashdown Probus

“It was lovely to meet you today and I should like to thank you once again for your assistance in arranging our visit and our thanks also go to Ted and Stan for the tours which were a hoot.

We thoroughly enjoyed the ride and took in all the information about the fruit orchard from Ted.  Everyone agreed that they had had a great day out.  In fact, they want to come again when the fruit is out.  We will see what we can arrange.

As you know, we moved on to Faversham for a couple of hours and had a good walk round the town.  Of course, the weather helped make the day.”

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