Walking in the Footsteps of Gilbert White…

Join our Chairman of Trustees, Rosemary Irwin, to follow in the footsteps of Gilbert White on one of his many journeys from his home in Selborne to his Oxford university college, Oriel.   read more>> [si-contact-form form=’2′]    

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Exclusive November Offers! Week 2

This November Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are giving away some fantastic offers exclusive to our website and social media pages! Keep your eyes peeled this month for deal at our award winning Tea Parlour! Watch this space, more offers to follow! This weeks offer: We’ve got another treat

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Garden Net

When working in our heritage garden we always aspire to use 18th century methods. However, up until now we have occasionally slipped and used modern plastic netting to prevent bird damage in the Kitchen Garden. But no longer… Our new kitchen gardener, Keith, has been investigating old net making methods.

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Garden Newsletter: November

We’ve had, so far, a glorious autumn- but the rains are now starting to come and we need to hurry on to get the garden up together before the more difficult winter weather sets in. We have had good attendances during the week but rather less at weekends: so don’t

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Sundial Story

Gilbert White’s Sundial stands, iconically in the centre of the stone Haha at his house, the Wakes. It was purchased, second hand, from Sarson house, Amport, near Andover, in 1761, for £2 and 7shillings. (£2.35p)  the brass dial plate cost an additional 16s 6d (82½p). The post was said to

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Exclusive November Offers!

This November Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are giving away some fantastic offers exclusive to our website and social media pages! Keep your eyes peeled this month for deals at our wonderful Gift Shop and award winning Tea Parlour! November is often a busy month, why not take a

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Replanting Gilbert’s Fruit Wall

We recently celebrated the planting of an 18th century nectarine variety ‘Royal George’ as part of our plans to restore Gilbert’s fruit wall to its former glory. Only a part of the Gilbert’s original fruit wall now exists, in the future we would like to rebuild the rest of the

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Historic Apples

The grounds of Gilbert White’s House contain many older varieties of apple which you are unlikely to find in the shops. Now is the time to come and explore! A full trail is available at reception, and we have apples for you to sample. 1. Golden Pippin 1629 or earlier, keeps shape when cooked.

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Garden Newsletter: October

The good weather continues meaning it’s excellent gardening time! At least it’s good for hedging, hoeing and pruning not so good for digging as the ground is very hard down to a spit or so. We’ve had a long spell of sunny weather with temperatures just above 20ºC with just

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Celebrating National Poetry Day with Gilbert White

We’re celebrating National Poetry Day by sharing some of the poetry of Gilbert White.   A Harvest Scene Waked by the gentle gleamings of the morn, Soon clad, the reaper, provident of want Hies cheerful-hearted to the ripen’d field; Nor hastes alone; attendant by his side His faithful wife, sole

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