tips for a great august

Museum Week: Food

Museum Week Food Food is very important to us here at Gilbert White & the Oates Collections, you just need to visit our Cafe to realise that. But food is also a wonderful way of getting to know Gilbert White, by learning about what he ate, we get a wonderful

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jane austen and gilbert white

Jane Austen and Gilbert White

The quiet village of Selborne home to Gilbert White seems quite removed from the famous village of Chawton during the time of Jane Austen, however the lives of these two literary figures were not so disconnected, their lives overlapped by eighteen years and their homes were only four miles from

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A Guide to the 25th Unusual Plants Fair

Thinking of coming along to the Unusual Plants Fair? Here’s a guide of how to make the best out of the weekend! Saturday 17th June 10:30: Serious about gardening? This is the time to show up! Make sure you get the plants you need before anyone else does!! 11:00: Too

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Ideas for Father’s Day

Ideas for Father’s Day Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re struggling to think of ideas here are some Gilbert White approved suggestions! 1. Take him to the Unusual Plants Fair Our Unusual Plant Fair is the perfect family day out to treat Dad and Grandad, with

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Top Tips for Summer

Top Tips for Summer in Selborne Summer is arguably the best season of the year, it’s the best time to get out of the house and into the great outdoors, to try new things and to spend time with loved ones! If you’re looking for ideas for what to do

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tips for June

Tips for June

Here’s some tips for June, here is beautiful Summery* Selborne. * Here’s hoping anyway! 1. Enjoy the first month of summer!  Nothing’s better than Summer in Hampshire! And where better to spend it than in Selborne? Take a walk, have a picnic or just enjoy the quiet before the schools

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25th annual unusual plants fair

25th annual Unusual Plants Fair

This year we are celebrating the 25th annual Unusual Plants Fair on the 17th and 18th June 2017. The weekend is the biggest date on the museum’s calendar and this year looks set to be packed full of stall holders, demonstrations and talks. We will be joined by nurseries, garden

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guide to nature festival

Fun at the Nature Festival

There was plenty of fun at the Nature Festival last Saturday. Hundreds of naturalists and families joined together on Saturday 27th for Gilbert White & The Oates Collections Nature Festival. The day was well attended with approximately 400 people from families enjoying the great activities and crafts, on the bank

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Thank you David

Our Head Gardener David Standing is retiring from the garden after first coming here in 1979! He will be sorely missed by the staff and volunteers of the museum and garden past and present and all our visitors for his astounding work in making Gilbert’s Garden the beautiful place it

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guide to our nature festival

Guide to our Nature Festival 2017

Guide to our Nature Festival! Meet the exhibitors and see what’s on at our Nature Festival 27th May 2017! 10:30: We Open! Come and meet the stallholders who will be here until 5pm! This year we are joined by The RSPB . South Downs National Park Authority . The National

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