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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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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thank you david

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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garden in may

The Garden in May

The Garden in May Well this is it- my last Wakes Weeders newsletter, exactly 34 years after the first one was issued in June 1983. I would never have dreamed all would go on this long! It has been a monthly diary of sorts, and as such an interesting record

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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson Opens our Exhibition!

On Thursday 13th April Bill Bryson OBE opened our Inspired by the Word Exhibition! Inspired by the Word is a collection of pieces of art by British artists, inspired by Hampshire’s great writers. The exhibition, inspired by Gilbert White, Jane Austen and Edward Thomas will be on display in venues

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the garden in April

The Garden in April

As the temperatures rise, and the sun comes out- the garden begins to grow! So this is our time to make sure we get the garden off to a great start, and get on top of the weeds before the weeds get on top of us! The garden is now

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