Oxford Walk in the Footsteps of Gilbert White.

Many will remember that last year we walked from Selborne to Oriel College, Oxford at the end of April, and in so doing raised money for the project to rescue the At Risk buildings of our stable yard at Gilbert White’s House in Selborne, to create a new exhibition to

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Selborne Snowdrops

It’s Snowdrop Weekend here in Selborne, and our garden team have been researching this welcome sight of spring.  Laurie Woods, our resident snowdrop expert and deputy head gardener Rose have begun to establish two colonies of Selborne Greentips in Gilbert White’s Garden in Selborne.   Selborne has several fine drifts of

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Another Year in Gilbert White’s Garden

Welcome to another year in Gilbert White’s Garden! Summed up at the moment by one word: Wet! We have very soggy soil and lawns. Plenty of mud!! However, gardening must go on, even in less than ideal conditions. The Dining room shrubbery has been tidied (many thanks to all those

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Garden Newsletter: December

After the warmest November since records began, things are still growing in the garden! Arnold has just mown the fields on Bakers Hill, we do hope this is the last time this year! Many thanks to all of you who have worked so hard in the garden during this last

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Do you want to build an Ice Palace?

Louise our Education Manager tells us about what’s happening at our Snow Queen Activity Morning on the 12th December! Jump into your Christmas preparations on the 12th December this year and join us for a lovely day filled with Christmas crafts and a family friendly production of Hans Christian Andersen’s

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The Invitation To Selborne by Gilbert White

Today is National Poetry Day. Many forget that Gilbert White wrote poetry here’s White’s ode to Selborne which is as accurate today as it was then. See Selborne spreads her boldest beauties round The varied valley, and the mountain ground, Wildly majestic! what is all the pride Of flats, with

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The Perfect Mother and Daughter Day

It’s not often during the hectic term time that Mum’s can really enjoy quality time with their daughters. Here at Gilbert White’s & The Oates Collections we think moments such as these are important which is why we are organising a wonderful Mother and Daughter Sewing Day. Whether your daughter

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Interview with Rosemary Irwin.

WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GILBERT WHITE 27TH APRIL – 5TH MAY 2015 Between 27th April and 5th May 2015 Rosemary will be following in the footsteps of the great pioneering eighteenth century naturalist and writer, Gilbert White. Rosemary will be walking the 74 miles from Gilbert White’s former home

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Becoming a Wakes Weeder?

Do you have a few hours to spare to help maintain Gilbert White’s 30 acres of beautiful 18th Century landscape garden? Local garden enthusiasts are being encouraged to meet with the garden team at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections to find out more about Gilbert White’s very special garden.

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Lively Climate Change Discussion…

This Thursday the Friends of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections hosted the lecture: Climate Change – The Evidence by Professor Paul Rodhouse! He spoke about the evidence for Climate Change examining the latest research.  He showed compelling evidence that the atmosphere and oceans have warmed and that sea-level has risen and Arctic sea

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