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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guide to nature festival

Fun at the Nature Festival

There was plenty of fun at the Nature Festival last Saturday. Hundreds of naturalists and families joined together on Saturday 27th for Gilbert White & The Oates Collections Nature Festival. The day was well attended with approximately 400 people from families enjoying the great activities and crafts, on the bank

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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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guide to our nature festival

Guide to our Nature Festival 2017

Guide to our Nature Festival! Meet the exhibitors and see what’s on at our Nature Festival 27th May 2017! 10:30: We Open! Come and meet the stallholders who will be here until 5pm! This year we are joined by The RSPB . South Downs National Park Authority . The National

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recording butterflies


THE MODERN NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE RECORDING BUTTERFLIES One objective of the current Activity Plan for the Museum is delivery of a Modern Natural History of Selborne based on contemporary observations of the natural world in the grounds and surrounding area. As part of this, the Field Studies Centre in

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nature festival

Nature Festival

We are holding our second annual Nature Festival on 27th May 2017. The day is for everyone, from families looking for a great day out to those passionate about nature and its conservation. The festival will consist of organisations such as The RSPB, South Downs National Park Authority, The National

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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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adrian berg

Art Intervention- Adrian Berg

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections presents an exhibition of the paintings and watercolours of Adrian Berg, the first of what is hoped to be a series of such ‘interventions’ at the Museum, is a particularly appropriate way to introduce contemporary art into this context. This subtle and unostentatious painter,

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Antarctic Science

Antarctic Science as popular as ever!

Antarctic Science is proved as popular as ever with our 2017 Oates Antarctic Lectures – generously supported by UKAHT – proved that the draw of Antarctica is still as great as ever. More than 300 people attended talks on different aspects of Antarctica. Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics at Royal

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tips for may

A Guide to our Wedding Fayre

What’s happening at the Wedding Fayre? Here’s a step by step guide to what you can expect at our Wedding Fayre! But don’t worry if you forget our Master of Ceremonies, Nigel Worsfold, will keep people informed about the events throughout the day! 11:00am We Open! Stalls will come alive,

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