Brogdale Horticultural Trust

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Address and contact details
National Fruit Collections, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8XZ
Tel: 01795 535286
Fax: 01795 531710
Web site:
Latitude: 51° 19' 0" N
Longitude: 0° 53' 05" E
Background to the collection
Year founded:1990
Ownership:Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Director: Jane Garrett
Head Gardener: Mary Pennell
Contact person: Jane Garrett
Total Staff:40
Accessions:Maintenance and development of the UK National Fruit Collections is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) as part of its research strategy for the conservation of plant genetic resources. Imperial College at Wye, is responsible for the scientific development of the Collection and Brogdale Horticultural Trust is responsible for their maintenance.
Physical environment
Soil type:Loam
Aspect:Mostly flat
Total area:20 ha
Weather recordsRecords are kept
Plant collection
Special families within the collections:
Rosaceae, Grossulariaceae, Vitaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Corylus, Malus, Prunus, Pyrus, Ribes, Vitis.
Special collections:
Corylus cobnuts/filberts, NCCPG – 2 Species, 47 Taxa, 47 Accessions, 94 Plants.
Malus, NCCPG, IPGRI – 1 Species, 2210 Taxa, 2120 Accessions, 4420 Plants.
Pyrus dessert, culinary and perry pears, NCCPG, IPGRI – 1 Species, 531 Taxa, 531 Accessions, 1062 Plants.
Prunus plums, NCCPG, IPGRI – 4 Species, 338 Taxa, 338 Accessions, 676 Plants.
Prunus cherry, NCCPG, IPGRI – 2 Species, 316 Taxa, 338 Accessions, 676 Plants.
Ribes black, pink, red and white currants,and gooseberries, NCCPG, IPGRI – 2 Species, 427 Taxa, 427 Accessions.
Vitis vinifera, NCCPG – 1 Species, 51 Taxa, 51 Accessions, 255 Plants
Record Keeping:Kept since 1905
Record System:Excel
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Library:Yes, specialising in temperate fruit
Publications:On-line garden catalogue, +
Identifications:Undertakes identifications for the general public, fee charged. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Potential for secondary, higher and taxonomic Public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, lectures
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, plant shop
Access to the collections
Public access:By appointment only
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 9.30am-5pm (10am-4pm Christmas-Easter)
Guiding principles behind the collection
The National Fruit Collections are funded by DEFRA to safeguard the diversity present in cultivated temperate fruit. Scientific enquiries about the collections should be addressed to the Scientific Curator Imperial College at Wye; commerical and public enquiries should be addressed to the Horticultural Curator, Brogdale Horticultural Trust.
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