School Food Matters & Brogdale Collections
Brogdale Collections have teamed up with School Food Matters a London based charity for a fun and education school kids event. Brogdale are always keen to help children discover more about our environment, food and more by learning all about our fruit trees.
Brogdale Collections donated apple trees to 6 schools to support and help them grow their very own fruit, which will help the children gain a fantastic understanding about where fruit comes from, how it grows, pollination and more.
Our expert guide Mike and education officer Kathryn spent the day at Borough Market teaching children about how an apple tree changes during the seasons and showing them how to plant and care for their new trees. Each tree was taken from Grow – Brogdale’s plant centre to plant & nurture in their own school grounds.
As you can see it was a great fun & educational day out for all involved. Find out more about our school education days HERE
Apples in space!
Did you know Brogdale apples have been to space!
Newton apple seeds from The National Fruit Collection at Brogdale took to the stars in 1969 on the famous Apollo 10 mission.
Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon. Launched on May 18, 1969, it was the F mission: a “dress rehearsal” for the first Moon landing, testing all of the components and procedures, just short of actually landing
The Newton apple seeds were aboard the prestigious Apollo 10 mission with astronuts Thomas P Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young. The package of seeds reach within 9 miles of the moons lunar surface and were noted to have begun to sprout.
Want to discover more about our famous apples?
Come along to the National Apple Festival this 14th & 15 October GET YOUR TICKETS HERE