Brogdale boosts festival calender

The home of the National Fruit Collection, Brogdale Farm near Faversham in Kent, is holding several new events this year following the success of its festivals last year.

The new events include a blossom weekend on 17-18 April, a soft fruit day on 27 June and a plum day on 15 August. These are in addition to its traditional cider festival, which will take place on 25-26 September, and the apple festival on 23-24 October.

Tony Hillier, managing director of Hillreed Land, which owns Brogdale Farm, said: "There are a number of complimentary businesses that are well established at Brogdale Farm and they benefit from the steady flow of local visitors and also the thousands who come for tours of the collection and to the festivals and special events."


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