Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5.00PM & Bank Holidays

Dog Show

Sunday 3rd September

Gilbert White’s gardens open up for a day of canine capers with our second dog show.Come and join us for an action packed day of dog shows, and ‘barking mad’ four legged fun!

Obstacle Course
Fastest Recall
Water Retrieve
Gun Dog Scurry


Novelty Show

Entries from 11am
Judging starts at 12.30am

It’s only £2 to enter your dog in a category and you can enter as many as you want…


Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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