Nature Photography

We are holding an exciting course on Nature Photography! The course which is led by Ian Lock is an introduction to Nature, Landscape & Wildlife Photography, based in and around the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. During this hands-on, practical digital photography short course you will learn the fundamentals of

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The garden in March

Spring really is on its way- well, it felt like it for a day or two, before it went really cold & grey again! By the old back door there are lots more large snowdrops with the catmint having been cut back to reveal them. The bed by the house

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10 things to do in March

Spring is here so here are 10 things to do in March…  Enjoy Nature! Spring is definitely on it’s way and the garden is beginning to burst with Spring colour! Come and enjoy the milder days in the garden. 2. Become a Photographer!  This month we’re starting a four week

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Snowdrop Facts

It’s our annual Snowdrop Weekend this weekend (25th-26th February) so here’s some snowdrop facts! 1. There are 19 types of snowdrop!  Though you are likely to find only three varieties in your own garden. 2.They have Christian significance. Often blooming in February or March the flower is often associated with

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Penguin Ecology & Biology

Penguin Ecology and Biology: Thursday 23rd February 6:30pm £10 Who doesn’t love Penguins? But these lovable birds have often puzzled scientists. However new technology has helped reveal different elements of penguin behaviour and ecology, much of this previously unknown. Satellite remote sensing has now provided revised information about the breeding, distribution

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February Half Term 2017

It’s Half Term again which means that there is plenty to do at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. At the start of the school holidays we have bird theme, with a free activity for the garden. On Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th join us for the Great Backyard Bird

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The Garden in February

As we enter another year of gardening we enter a time of change. The physical changes that have been so carefully planned over the last few years are finally beginning to appear. In the six quarters the beds have a fair covering of leaves, many from the tulip tree: some

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Ten Things you might not know about Frank Oates

We celebrate three explorers here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, but the most elusive is Frank Oates (1840-1875). Here are ten things you might not know about Frank Oates, who died on the 5th February 1875. 1) One of the first Europeans to reach Victoria Falls The first

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Volunteer Open Day

We are opening their doors for free on the 9th 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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10 tips for February

Wondering what to do with yourself this month? We’ve got 10 tips of February at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. 1. Eat cake Well when isn’t a good time to eat cake? Enjoy sweet valentines treats in our Tea parlour this month. 2. Get ready for Valentine’s Day!  It isn’t

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