Friday’s Solar Eclipse. Cloud… What Cloud?

        Undaunted by cloud cover the garden team, inspired by Gilbert White’s interest in celestial phenomena, attempted to use a colander to see the solar eclipse this Friday. Unfortunately the weather was somewhat against us and we had to admit defeat. We did, at least, observe the

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Becoming a Wakes Weeder?

Do you have a few hours to spare to help maintain Gilbert White’s 30 acres of beautiful 18th Century landscape garden? Local garden enthusiasts are being encouraged to meet with the garden team at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections to find out more about Gilbert White’s very special garden.

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Garden Newsletter: February

Welcome to a brand new year in Gilbert White’s Garden! Things are starting to grow already! It’s been quite a mild winter so far, apart from a few cold spells, and the bulbs are pushing through. Soil conditions are a little wet, but reasonably workable-weeding can, and has been done!

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Garden Newsletter: December

The end of another year! Thank you all so much for your continued support! There’s still a lot of work to be done in the garden, and I know many of you are helping either decorate the house or during the Mulled Wine Weekend- yes, note weekend, it’s now, for

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We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of our valued volunteer Carole Woods who died recently on 6th December 2014. Carole ran our quilting group for many years and, with her husband Laurie, was always an inspiring and enthusiastic supporter of the Museum and

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Exclusive Winter Offer for Group Visits

It’s often difficult to think of places to bring groups during the winter months, with the cold weather, money being tight after the Christmas period and many visitor attractions being closed from November to March. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections in the picturesque Selborne is a perfect winter getaway

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Mulled Wine Weekend

Visitors of all ages marvelled at the spectacular flower arrangements, supped a glass of complimentary mulled wine (or spiced berry cordial) and enjoyed a wide range of local Christmas entertainment as Gilbert White’s House played host to this year’s Mulled Wine Weekend. The event, expanded from last year due to

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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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