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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
We recently celebrated the planting of an 18th century nectarine variety ‘Royal George’ as part of our plans to restore Gilbert’s fruit wall to its former glory. Only a part of the Gilbert’s original fruit wall now exists, in the future we would like to rebuild the rest of the
The grounds of Gilbert White’s House contain many older varieties of apple which you are unlikely to find in the shops. Now is the time to come and explore! A full trail is available at reception, and we have apples for you to sample. 1. Golden Pippin 1629 or earlier, keeps shape when cooked.