RECORDING BUTTERFLIES

Butterflies at Gilbert White’s House

Volunteer Chris Piper tells us about the Butterflies at Gilbert White’s House Garden this year… Some visitors have asked about butterflies in the garden this year. We record butterflies weekly throughout the Spring and Summer reporting our results to Butterfly Conservation. This year started late although we had good records

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On Scything

Volunteer Dr. Grant Repshire talks about his experience Scything… When I first contacted Gilbert White & The Oates Collections about working as a volunteer, offering up my experience as a historian and literary scholar, I thought I’d spend my time studying history – but I’ve also found myself fortunate to

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unusual plants fair

Unusual Plants Fair 2018

We can’t wait for our longest running event the Unusual Plants Fair to return on the 16th & 17th June 2018! Over the weekend you can visit our amazing summer garden and meet amazing stall holders who specialise in more unusual plants for your garden, with great advice, tours and

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tips for june

Tips for June

Tips for June Summer’s here and we have an awesome June planned here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections! 1. Unusual Plants Fair  June is always about getting out into the garden for us, especially with our annual Unusual Plants Fair. This year looks to be a great event

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gilbert white kitchen garden

Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – An Introduction

Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – An Introduction Dr J. Grant Repshire takes us into Gilbert’s Garden in this series of blogs Gilbert White not only recorded pioneering observations of the natural world, he also gave us a valuable insight into how nature was cultivated by humans in the mid-18th

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tips for June

Garden with us!

It’s National Gardening Week! Gilbert White was a passionate gardener whose personality is in each part of the 25 acre garden we conserve. And that’s why we need help!  If you are a garden lover who’d love a chance to work on one of the most beautiful gardens in Hampshire,

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for the modern reader

For the Modern Reader

Dr. J. Grant Repshire takes the modern reader of the Natural History of Selborne back in time… Gilbert White’s A Natural History of Selborne offers a glimpse into the often-idealised world of a English countryside village in the early-modern era, before industrialisation changed the face of the world forever. Reading

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10 tips for spring

Tips for Spring

Spring is here and we have 10 tips on how to have the best spring ever! 1.Museum Launch! In Spring our Museum renovations will be finished! We hope to be running fully from the Museum from Easter, and the Café will be running from May. On the 12th may we

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the garden on february

The Garden in February

The garden in February The carpets of snowdrops on Baker’s Hill and around the pond have come into flower early this year and: “…make a very agreeable appearance as the first promise of Spring.” GW Feb. 19th 1762. We have moved many of the snowdrops threatened by the new access path from the yard

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tips for january

Tips for January!

It’s a new year and a new month! January is often a difficult month so here are seven tips for a great January! Don’t forget we’re only open Fri-Sun We wouldn’t want you to be disappointed! In January we open 10:30-4:30 Fri-Sun right up until February half term. So if

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