unusual plants fair

Unusual Plants Fair 2018

We can’t wait for our longest running event the Unusual Plants Fair to return on the 16th & 17th June 2018! Over the weekend you can visit our amazing summer garden and meet amazing stall holders who specialise in more unusual plants for your garden, with great advice, tours and

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Tips for June

Tips for June Summer’s here and we have an awesome June planned here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections! 1. Unusual Plants Fair  June is always about getting out into the garden for us, especially with our annual Unusual Plants Fair. This year looks to be a great event

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guide to nature festival

Guide to Nature Festival

Our 3rd Annual Nature Festival is just around the corner and there is SO much happening, we thought we ought to create this guide so that you can get the most out of your nature packed 24hrs!!  We start at 5pm on Sunday 27th but the main events are on

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Inspiring Journeys: May Blog

It’s May and we’re officially open! We can’t believe it! There’s still a while to go, our new Cafe ‘White’s’ is still under construction and we’re looking forward to announcing more about that next month. On the 12th May however we launched the Stable Yard Entrance and new galleries to

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Tips for May

Hooray it’s May! And we have some great Tips for you this month! 1. Come to out Launch Day!  May the 12th is our official launch day for our new look museum. We will be open all day for free with great entertainment and activities throughout the day plus! The

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Guide to the 2018 Wedding Fayre

It’s almost time for our Wedding Fayre! If you are planning on coming along here’s a handy guide to how to make the most of the day!   11am Doors Open – Don’t forget to pick up a wedding goody bag our entrance. 11:10 Get a good look at our

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Nature Festival 2018

Nature Festival 2018

We cannot wait for our third annual Nature Festival! This year is so jammed packed with activities we’re not sure 24 hours will be enough! We start at 5pm on the 27th and will end at 5pm on the 28th, using that time to be exploring the natural world of

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tom heap

Countryfile Presenter to open new Museum!

Exciting news! We have confirmed that BBC’s Tom Heap will be officially re-opening the museum on the 12th May after it’s £3 million renovation. Tom Heap who presents the investigations on Countryfile – Britain’s most popular factual TV programme, is also the principal voice of ‘Costing the Earth’ on Radio

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It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding

It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding Gilbert White & the Oates Collections cordially invite you to their third annual Wedding Fayre. The barn at Gilbert White’s House is a favourite for beautiful weddings, with brides and grooms from all over Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and London spending

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frank oates in africa

Frank Oates in Africa

On Monday 9th April to celebrate the opening of our new Frank Oates Gallery; historians Dr John McAleer and Dr Chris Prior from the University of Southampton will be giving an exciting talk on the Victorian Explorer and the environment he travelled in. Frank Oates’s travels in nineteenth-century Southern Africa made

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