Our Kitchen Gardener Keith Oakley will be showing the best techniques for getting your vegetable garden up to scratch this summer. Over the course of the day Keith will talk about hoeing, weeding, aftercare of seeding, successional sowing, harvesting crops, maintaining pathways, making compost, and sowing green manure crops. The day also includes lunch and refreshments.
Summer Kitchen Garden Course
- 25th August 2018
- 10:00 am
- Gilbert Whites House
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.Learn more