best moments of 2017

2019 Antarctic Lecture Series announced.

The speakers for our annual Antarctic lecture series has been announced.  A fascinating variety of speakers will be on show at Gilbert White & The Oates Collection’s 2019 series of Oates Antarctic Lectures, starting in January. The popularity of last year’s series of talks has encouraged the Museum to extend

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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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penguin feet

How big are an Emperor Penguin’s feet ?

So, how big are an Emperor Penguin’s feet ? “At the Museum we are used to being asked strange questions” says Josh Godfrey, Learning & Participation Manager . “But we don’t mind because that’s what museums are for”. The photo shows Josh working out the answer this week to a

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inspiring journeys june blog

Inspiring Journeys: June Blog

Inspiring Journeys: June Blog After the launch it’s been wonderful to utilise our new spaces as the summer months roll in. The Frank Oates Gallery is now complete as our Central American tree has burst into life thanks to local artist Karen Burling! We’ve had workshops in our new discovery

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best moments of 2017

A Guide to The Unusual Plants Fair

Our most popular event Unusual Plants Fair is this weekend, so here’s a guide to make the most of the weekend! Saturday 16th 10:30: We open! Hold on to your hats! It’s sometimes very busy first thing, as many people come to get first dibs on plants, don’t worry though

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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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guide to nature festival

Guide to Nature Festival

Our 3rd Annual Nature Festival is just around the corner and there is SO much happening, we thought we ought to create this guide so that you can get the most out of your nature packed 24hrs!!  We start at 5pm on Sunday 27th but the main events are on

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Inspiring journeys may blog

Inspiring Journeys: May Blog

It’s May and we’re officially open! We can’t believe it! There’s still a while to go, our new Cafe ‘White’s’ is still under construction and we’re looking forward to announcing more about that next month. On the 12th May however we launched the Stable Yard Entrance and new galleries to

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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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