the garden on february

The Garden in February

The garden in February The carpets of snowdrops on Baker’s Hill and around the pond have come into flower early this year and: “…make a very agreeable appearance as the first promise of Spring.” GW Feb. 19th 1762. We have moved many of the snowdrops threatened by the new access path from the yard

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see the stars in selborne

See the Stars in Selborne

See the Stars in Selborne We are celebrating alongside the South Downs National Park with their Dark Skies Festival and will be hosting two star gazing events as part of the local festival, which celebrates the night sky all over the national park from the 9th till the 25th February.

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Frank Oates

Frank Oates; A life spent pushing boundaries

On the anniversary of Frank Oates’ death Dr. J. Grant Repshire explains why Frank Oates deserves to be remembered.  On the 5th February 1875, 143 years ago, a life spent pushing boundaries set by the limitations of naturally poor health finally caught up with Frank Oates. Having just completed the

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Gilbert White & Valentine's Day

Gilbert White & Valentine’s Day

Gilbert White & Valentine’s Day  It’s Valentine’s Day, which got us thinking did Gilbert White ever celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Eighteenth Century? He certainly would have been aware of St. Valentine, or the many martyrs that are commemorated on St Valentine’s Day, as part of the Christian calendar, but

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halley moving house again

2018 Antarctic Lectures: Halley – Moving House again ?

Our second Antarctic Lecture of our 2018 programme will be taken by Simon Garrod, and will be focusing on some of the modern and future challenges facing Antarctic Operations, including the Halley Base. Simon Garrod, Head of Operations at the British Antarctic Survey, was awarded the Queen’s Polar medal for

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Penguin Trail

Pick Up a Penguin this Half Term!

It’s nearly half term and we have got a fabulous week of activities planned! We are starting off with a Penguin Trail between the 10th- 18th February. Can you find the six species of Antarctic Penguin hiding in our gardens? You’ll even learn some interesting Penguin facts along the way!

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tips for february

Tips for February

It’s February! Here are some great tips on how to spend the month in Selborne! 1) Be our Valentine!  It’s Valentine’s Day on the 14th and well we might be biased but what’s more romantic than a walk through lovely garden and museum followed by a hot chocolate and cake?

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group visits

10 reasons to bring your Group to Gilbert White’s…

Are you a group organiser or belong to a society that does outings? Then here are 10 reasons to bring your group to Gilbert White’s! 1. Great Packages to choose from! We have a range of different packages to suit your group’s needs. From our basic peak package and winter

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We love our friends and volunteers

Volunteer Open Day

We are opening their doors for free on the 8th February for a Volunteer Open Day. We Love our Friends and Volunteers is an annual event where volunteers and supporters of the Museum, Garden and Field Studies Centre, present and future get together, socialise and learn more about this wonderful

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inspiring journeys January blog

Inspiring Journeys: January Blog

Inspiring Journeys January Blog So it’s 2018! That is both extremely scary and exciting for the museum as suddenly the opening of the project is within grasp! We’ve certainly taken it up a notch in terms of building works, Monday –Thursday the staff have been sharing quarters with builders and

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