Happy Birthday Gilbert White

On the 18th July 1720 Gilbert White was born to parents John White a Lawyer and Anne nee Holt, in the vicarage at Selborne, home to John’s parents. The new born Gilbert’s grandfather (also Gilbert White) was vicar of St. Mary’s , and it was at this church where on

Continue reading

Unusual Plants Fair!

Find out more about 2017 Unusual Plants Fair here     Gilbert White & The Oates Collection’s Unusual Plants Fair return for its 24th year. The event held of father’s day weekend is a great family event, not just keen gardeners. Stall Holder’s from around the South of England will

Continue reading

Gilbert’s Open Garden; Celebrating Capability Brown

2016 marks the year of the English Garden to celebrate the 300th birthday of Capability Brown, England’s most famous landscaper. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be opening their gardens to the public free of charge on the evening of the 9th June to mark this special year. Capability

Continue reading

May Half Term Fun!

The sun may or not be shining but nature is definitely out in full force in Selborne and May half term activities prove it. On Tuesday 31st May join us for a Craft Tuesday!   We will be making Nature Sun Catchers all day, with all materials included in the

Continue reading

Nature Day

Gilbert White & the Oates Collections are celebrating the natural legacy of Gilbert White with a fun filled day of activities at their Nature Day on May 28th. The Museum will be joined by organisations such as South Downs National Park, the RSPB, The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife

Continue reading

Q&A with Kathryn Aalto!

Kathryn Aalto author of The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh recently made the New York Times Best Selling list and will be visiting Gilbert White & The Oates Collections on the 25th May to give a talk at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. Join Kathryn for a visually-rich

Continue reading

A Wild Week at White’s!

This week marks an exciting week for nature lovers at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, Nik Knight of Hampshire Bat Group joins Gilbert White & The Oates Collections again for a late evening bat walk in Gilbert’s garden, on May 10th. On the 13th to mark the national Museums

Continue reading

Really Wild Gardening

David Standing, head gardener at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be offering advice on wild gardening on Saturday 7th May 2016. David has over 37 years of experience as gardener at Gilbert White’s House in Selborne. This 3hr course will in include an introduction to wild gardening, information

Continue reading

We cordially invite you to our Wedding Fayre.

The Museum, Gardens and Barn are an increasingly popular wedding venue with wedding bookings on a record high. To celebrate we are holding our very first Wedding Fayre on Sunday 1st May, 10:30-5:00pm. The day will be free of charge, with plenty to do and see. See our beautiful 16th

Continue reading

Cottage Containers Workshop

30th April 2016 11am-2pm This is the time of year when we can finally start looking after our gardens! Our head gardener here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is offering an exclusive opportunity to learn more about containers and take away your own container full of flowers from

Continue reading