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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: www.hridir.org/countries/united_...|
|Latitude: 51° 19' 0" N|
|Longitude: 0° 53' 05" E|
|Background to the collection|
|Ownership:||Brogdale Horticultural Trust|
|Umbrella organisation:||PlantNetwork, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens|
|Head Gardener:||Mary Pennell|
|Contact person:||Jane Garrett|
|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.|
|Total area:||20 ha|
|Weather records||Records are kept|
|Special families within the collections:|
|Rosaceae, Grossulariaceae, Vitaceae|
|Special genera within the collections:|
|Corylus, Malus, Prunus, Pyrus, Ribes, Vitis.|
|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|
|Facilities on site|
|Library:||Yes, specialising in temperate fruit|
|Publications:||On-line garden catalogue, http://www.nfc.u-net.com + www.brogdale.org|
|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|
|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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