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

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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

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The Importance of Gardening in Earnest, or the Garden in May.

The Garden in May We are now into the gardening season in earnest: the soil is warming up, plants (& weeds!) are beginning to grow strongly and gardeners launch into their normal operations, planting, hoeing, hand weeding, edging & mowing. There’s also a little panic in the air- have we

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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

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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

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In the Footsteps of Gilbert White…Backwards (Leg 1)

Donate here!  It was a rather more select bunch who left Oriel College on Friday morning to walk to Oxford than the crowd who arrived there this time last year. I dare say the absence of Oriel’s sumptuous tea made a difference, but then this was the start of our

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Spring into April in the Garden

The Weeders have been working especially well over the last month, and with no rain for a fortnight or so and temperatures too low for rampant weed growth, we have made discernible impact on the garden! The soil is workable at the moment and it has been possible to tackle

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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

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Museum Week Love

Sunday was the last day of Museum Week on Twitter. The theme for the day was love… so I asked some of our staff what they love most about the Museum… Bea who works as a Catering assistant in the Tea Parlour loves the Antarctic gallery especially the Dressing Up

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Museum Week: Future

Today we are looking to the future! This fit’s very well with our announcement that we are soon to be launching ourselves into an amazing new project! Here’s a recap in case you missed the news. The big focus will be our Stable Yard; currently in desperate need of renovation

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