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Ribes uva-crispa (gooseberry)

University Of Reading & Fast Ltd.

Brogdale Farm

Brogdale Road


ME13 8XZ

01795 536250
Based in the heart of Kent, the National Fruit Collection is a living gene bank of over 4,000 varieties of apples, pears, plums, cherries, cobnuts, currants and quinces - one of the largest collections of fruit trees in the world. You can explore our beautiful fruit orchards through every season and if you visit at the right time of year you can also see & taste your favourite fruits.
Best time to view
Opening Times
10am-5pm, Mar-Oct, 7 days a week. Guided tours leave at 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm
See website or phone for details, guided walks available
1 mile from M2 J6.
Anuual membership

Honorary Treasurer Vacancy

We have a vacancy for an Honorary Treasurer. Applications are invited, with a deadline of 5th September 2018. See 'About Us'.

Alcea - one of our Missing Genera

Donate and support Plant Heritage

"By supporting the Threatened Plants Appeal, you will be instrumental in not only safeguarding it, but also ensuring that our work carries on." Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh

Johnsons Seeds raising money for Plant Conservation

Johnsons Seeds will donate 25p to Plant Heritage from all sales of 'Pink Pearl' - from its new World Botanic Seed Range

World Botanic seed packs
Reg. charity No 1004009/SC041785      Reg Company No. 2222953