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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Harvest Mouse Returns to Selborne

Today it was announced that after 25 years the Harvest Mouse has returned to Selborne. Over 150 nests have been spotted after the tiny rodent was reintroduced to the village by local farmers and landowners. This is a particularly special event for us, as it was Gilbert White who first

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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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Do you want to build an Ice Palace?

Louise our Education Manager tells us about what’s happening at our Snow Queen Activity Morning on the 12th December! Jump into your Christmas preparations on the 12th December this year and join us for a lovely day filled with Christmas crafts and a family friendly production of Hans Christian Andersen’s

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Canapés, The Easy Way

The Friends of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections invite you to a workshop led by Jane Pocock and Monica Lewis-Jones. Come and join our lively demonstration on surprisingly simple & stress free canapé making which will be followed by some wine and chance to taste your creations. The Workshop

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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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The Invitation To Selborne by Gilbert White

Today is National Poetry Day. Many forget that Gilbert White wrote poetry here’s White’s ode to Selborne which is as accurate today as it was then. See Selborne spreads her boldest beauties round The varied valley, and the mountain ground, Wildly majestic! what is all the pride Of flats, with

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October Tortoise Tale…

We’ve got loads happening this half term it’s difficult to keep up with it all so here’s a snap shot to one of our many great events our Tortoise Trail!   Gilbert White’s aunt who lived in Sussex had a pet tortoise named Timothy, which she passed to Gilbert who

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