HLF Success: Gilbert Strikes Gold !

HLF success will reveal hidden within the museum treasures… Hidden treasures, held for years in the archives of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections in Selborne, will become accessible to the public for the first time following a grant of £1.687m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the redevelopment of

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March in Gilbert’s Garden

It’s March in Gilbert White’s garden and after a week of dry weather (well, at Selborne at least, I hear there’s been showers elsewhere) and some sunshine, I think we can be forgiven for thinking that spring is on its way!  At least, it feels a little like that in

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Newsletter No 330 March 2016

After a week of dry weather (well, at Selborne at least, I hear there’s been showers elsewhere) and some sunshine, I think we can be forgiven for thinking that spring is on its way! At least, it feels a little like that in the warmth of the sun, but really

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Selborne Snowdrops

It’s Snowdrop Weekend here in Selborne, and our garden team have been researching this welcome sight of spring.  Laurie Woods, our resident snowdrop expert and deputy head gardener Rose have begun to establish two colonies of Selborne Greentips in Gilbert White’s Garden in Selborne.   Selborne has several fine drifts of

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Another Year in Gilbert White’s Garden

Welcome to another year in Gilbert White’s Garden! Summed up at the moment by one word: Wet! We have very soggy soil and lawns. Plenty of mud!! However, gardening must go on, even in less than ideal conditions. The Dining room shrubbery has been tidied (many thanks to all those

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Happy New Year! Museum Events in 2016

2015 was one of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections best ever years! However we at Gilbert White’s are now looking forward to a jammed packed year in 2016! We thought we’d share with our Museum Events 2016. January January is already off to a flying start with our first event

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Garden Newsletter: December

After the warmest November since records began, things are still growing in the garden! Arnold has just mown the fields on Bakers Hill, we do hope this is the last time this year! Many thanks to all of you who have worked so hard in the garden during this last

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Garden Newsletter: November

It’s a beautiful Autumn with some wonderful leaf colours on the trees- The Wakes is looking wonderful with its golden backdrop of the Hanger- so please come along and enjoy the scene- and of course HELP in the garden! There are still apples and medlars to pick, and a great

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Garden Newsletter – October

Newsletter No 326 October 2015 The autumn is well and truly with us- and what beautiful weather it has been- and hopefully will continue to be! The ideal opportunity to come and help in the wakes garden! We have some good fruit crops that need picking, as well as a

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Garden Newsletter: September

  The garden is starting to look a little tired- perhaps the gardeners are too! The bright fresh colours are giving way to autumnal tints and seed heads. Heavy rain as brought those tall perennials that ‘didn’t need staking’ to the ground. Dead heading, cutting down and tidying are the

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