I've just spent a lovely time at Brogdale, I arrived hoping to take part in the Hanami tour, to be advised that I should have pre-booked but the next accompanied tour would take place within the hour. Just time for a drink and cake....went on recommendation, next door to the cafe, served quickly, and had a delicious [warm] fruit scone with, unusually, raspberry jam. Suitably refreshed I returned to the booking office and found I was the only person on that tour! My guide was Mike [Roser], very knowledgeable, answering all my [possibly inane] questions and giving background to the many orchard areas we walked around. Also advising names of several fruits that I should taste when I come across them, and even after the horrific winds we've had in East Kent, most of the trees were still laden with blossom. Super shopping complex area just outside outside, the garden centre definitely worth a visit! Will try and go back regularly, especially to go to the Fruit Shop when it's open!