david's bench

David’s Bench

On Tuesday 17th of October staff and volunteers, past and present congregated in the garden to see David Standing unveil his new bench. David retired from being Head Gardener  in May, and the bench marks his 38 years of service to the garden. David Standing often jokes that he first

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the garden in October

The Garden in October

The garden blog is back! The torch has passed to Garden manager Rose, now that David has retired and we’re delighted to find out what’s happening in the garden in October. Autumn has come to the garden. Any casual visitor looking up at the hanger, brushed with burnished gold, would

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top seven historic apples

Top seven historic apples

Core Blimey! It’s apple season! Here at Gilbert White’s garden we love our apples which frequently get made into our preserves, juice and cider. But did you know we have many varieties of apple that are rather much older that those found in your super market? Here’s our top seven

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Autumn Animation

Things to do in Autumn

Here are ten things to do this Autumn at Gilbert White’s House 1. See the Show The trees are already turning and the hanger always gives a beautiful display of colour. Make sure you visit the garden at see it! Say farewell for now to Frank! The Frank Oates gallery

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A midsummer nights dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream

The course of true love never did run smooth… We will be joined by Chapterhouse Theatre again on Sunday 27th August for our annual Outdoor theatre event. This year the company will be performing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Four young lovers find themselves out in the forests outside Athens

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Summer kitchen garden course

The Good Life! Summer Kitchen Garden Course

Summer Garden Kitchen Course There’s nothing like being able to grow your own vegetables in your garden, and whether you’re an accustomed kitchen gardener or a complete novice, we have the perfect course for you on Thursday 24th August. Keith Oakley kitchen gardener at Gilbert White’s garden is leading a

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nine foodie tips

Nine Foodie Tips

We love food here at Gilbert White’s so we are delighted that July is Hampshire Fare’s Food Festival to celebrate here are our nine foodie tips! 1. Visit the Hampshire fare website! There are so many events, suppliers and places to visit in Hampshire if you love great local food!

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museum week heritage

Museum Week: Heritage

Museum Week Heritage To finish our Museum Week on social media we are looking at Heritage, but here in Selborne we are spoilt for choice! So I’ve decided to blog about an exciting heritage project starting next week that will run throughout the summer Heritage gardening! We’ve always been proud

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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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guide to 25th unusual plants fair

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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