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Apple Display
In the Apple Barn
Discover hundreds of varieties of apple from the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale.
A breath-taking display of apples of all shapes, sizes and colours will lead you on a journey of appel-ley discovery.
Learn about the history of apples, where they are from and what to do with them.
Explore apples from around the world with apples displayed by country and region, discover the best apples for cooking, eating or cider making or rare and usual varieties including the stunning red fleshed apples. Learn all about historical apple varieties including apples that date back to 450AD, Tudor or Victorian apples plus much more. Find apples lost to history with fascinating stories and associations.


Apple tasting & sales
In the Apple Barn
Taste a whole range of different flavours and choose your favourite, from sweet to sour, fluffy to crisp, there is something for everyone like you’ve never tasted before.

Try before you buy then fill a bag to take home and enjoy.
Apple Pies
In the pop up tearoom
Locally made and using Brogdale's own apples the delicious Kentish Apple Pies will be for sale by the slice or to take home and enjoy. Home made by Ticklebelly Bakery don’t forget to grab quick as they sell out fast!
Fruit Identification
In the Apple Barn

Meet the Experts
Advice and knowledge will be available over the whole weekend in our ‘Meet the Experts’ area, so come with questions and you will be sure to find answers! There will also be a good selection of named apples for you to look at and discover.
Fruit Identification
Bring along your apple to get it identified (one variety per person).
Here’s your chance to get your apple tree identified. Bring along a sample and get your apple tree identified by our experts. Fruit ID is offered for free at the Apple Festival by our experts.
Joan Morgan is a connoisseur of apples and a published author. Originally trained as a biochemist, she was the first woman invited to become a member of the Royal Horticultural Society's Fruit and Vegetable Committee.
Pick up a copy of Joan's New Book of Apples and Book of Pears in the Brogdale Shop.

Varieties are limited to one per person. Any extra varieties can be paid for on the day and processed as usual.