Flowering cherries at the National Fruit Collection
Brogdale shown within Kent
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Brogdale is a hamlet in Kent, England, located beside the M2 motorway 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Faversham. It is one of several hamlets making up the civil parish of Ospringe and is in the Borough of Swale.
It was once called by the ancient name of 'Brokedale'. This name comes from the family of John de Brokedale, who resided in the district. In 1734, the parish was owned by Mr. John Knowler, the Mayor of Faversham.
Brogdale Farm is home to the National Fruit Collection, one of the largest collections of fruit trees and plants in the world. Over 2,040 varieties of apple, 502 of pear, 350 of plum, 322 of cherry and smaller collections of bush fruits, nuts and grapes are grown here in 150 acres (61 ha) of orchards.
- Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 6: 499–531. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- Met Office : November 2010 : Weather Extremes Retrieved 31 December 2010
- British Broadcasting Corporation : 17 August 2006 : A Tour Around Kent's Garden of Eden Retrieved 26 June 2010
- "Planning Items to be submitted to the Planning Committee" (PDF). Swale Borough Council. 26 September 2013. p. 20. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
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