Hercules Re-built: Gilbert White’s Statue

One of the more unusual features of the garden here at the Wakes is the ‘statue’ of Hercules. Situated at the southern end of the park adjacent to a strip of woodland known as the Piddle it was erected in 1999 as part of the Kim Wilkie Garden Restoration project

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Dreaming of a Gilbert White Christmas in Selborne!

Selborne is always a lovely place to visit during the festive season and this year Gilbert White and the Oates Collections has a bigger and better programme of Christmas events than ever before. We start on the 26th November with our popular Wreath Making Workshop, run by expert Rosemary Lanning,

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The Garden in November

The autumn clear up continues in the garden this November! The Dining room shrubbery is now in a state of limbo as we await the new lottery project to take place. It is planned to remove the yew hedge, or at least part of it, so that a view of

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Wild About Gardens

This year the Wild About Gardens Week, supported by The Wildlife Trusts, The Royal Horticultural Society and the Bat Conservation Trust, runs from 24th to 30th October 2016. During this week, those organisations are seeking to promote a better understanding of bats and what we can do to support and

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Local Council Sponsors Car Park Renovations

Work has begun on Gilbert White & The Oates Collections ambitious renovation project which will be undergoing an exciting programme of improvements to the museum and visitor facilities. The first stage of this project is to improve car parking in the village, and extend the existing car park situated behind

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The Return of the Harvest Mouse

On the 19th October Francesca Pella explains how the partnership between the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and Selborne farmers helped to boost the population of the Harvest Mouse, in the very village that they were identified by Gilbert White. The talk will be held at the Gilbert White Field

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The Garden in October

What’s happening in Gilbert’s White’s Garden in October? As autumn as well and truly here now, there’s a different feel to the garden. It’s clearing up time, let’s put everything straight before the winter time, heavy dews and falling leaves to clear up time. A sad time in some ways,

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October Family Fun!

Does your family LOVE nature? This October Gilbert White & The Oates Collections have an amazing selection of nature themed activities suitable for all ages. On the 8th October as part of National Biology Week, learn what it is like to be an owl. Find out what it is like

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Important Car Park Notice!

As of Monday 3rd October Visitors will find that the back half of the Village Car Park back (behind the Selborne Arms) will be sectioned off. The car park will be limited for approximately 6 weeks. This is the first stage of our museum renovations, which will see the museum

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections once again are hosting Chapterhouse Theatre Company for a night of magical theatre in breathtaking surroundings. On Sunday 28th August at 7:30pm audiences will be taken away to the Devon Moors where something evil is afoot, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes

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