Oberon’s Cure

We are proud to host the The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company’s production Oberon’s Cure, on the 22nd June, in their glorious summer garden. The play inspired by the characters from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will begin at 7:30pm and doors will open at 6pm. Oberon’s Cure is a tale

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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

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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gilbert whites manuscript

Gilbert White’s Manuscript

We’ve had a very exciting month here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections but what with the grand opening, nature festival and everything else you might have missed one of the most exciting bits of news of all! Gilbert White’s manuscript has been digitised and is now available you

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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

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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gilbert white kitchen garden

Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – An Introduction

Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – An Introduction Dr J. Grant Repshire takes us into Gilbert’s Garden in this series of blogs Gilbert White not only recorded pioneering observations of the natural world, he also gave us a valuable insight into how nature was cultivated by humans in the mid-18th

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tips for June

Garden with us!

It’s National Gardening Week! Gilbert White was a passionate gardener whose personality is in each part of the 25 acre garden we conserve. And that’s why we need help!  If you are a garden lover who’d love a chance to work on one of the most beautiful gardens in Hampshire,

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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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