The Garden in September

The Garden in September… There have been some glorious summer days with an autumnal tinge recently- fine hot sunshine but cool in the shadows. Beautiful weather for working in the garden! Which is just as well, as there is a great deal to do! August & September are often difficult

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Heritage Open Day 2016: What’s in Store

Next Thursday you can find out What’s in Store… that is what is in our artefact store. We are celebrating Heritage Open Days on Thursday 8th, by opening the Museum for Free ALL Day and showing visitors’ items not usually on display. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to

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Arts Council Grant is ‘Icing on the Cake’

This grant is the icing on the cake for us” said Dr Rosemary Irwin, Chairman of Trustees of the Gilbert White & The Oates Collections  “We have been working on fund raising for our exciting new development at the Museum for almost two years now, and this grant will help

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections once again are hosting Chapterhouse Theatre Company for a night of magical theatre in breathtaking surroundings. On Sunday 28th August at 7:30pm audiences will be taken away to the Devon Moors where something evil is afoot, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes

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Gilbert White’s Dog Show

Join Gilbert White & The Oates Collections for their first ever Dog Show on the 21st August 2016. Gilbert White’s garden has always been a great place to bring your canine companions, with plenty of space to walk, picnic and stretch your legs. But on Sunday 21st the ground of

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The 2016 Games come to Selborne

As the Olympics get going in Rio, in Selborne we are looking forward to a much more unusual set of games, Gilbert’s Games. On the 13th-14th August, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will once again be celebrating their annual family summer event. Take a step back in time with

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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

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Have a WILD Summer Holiday

Wild Summer Holiday activities at Gilbert White’s. It’s the summer holidays and there’s plenty to do at Gilbert White’s House for the whole family! Running until the 7th August take part in the Great Butterfly Hunt. After a cold spring and a soggy summer butterflies are suffering this year, and

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The Garden in June…

It’s June in the Garden and the gardening season is now in full flow! And so are the weeds. In the dining room shrubbery we now have a great mass of growth, with columbines (red & pink) in the foreground, and willow herb, sweet rocket and campanulas in the middle-

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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

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