Replanting Gilbert’s Fruit Wall

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

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Historic Apples

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.

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Garden Newsletter: October

The good weather continues meaning it’s excellent gardening time! At least it’s good for hedging, hoeing and pruning not so good for digging as the ground is very hard down to a spit or so. We’ve had a long spell of sunny weather with temperatures just above 20ºC with just

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Celebrating National Poetry Day with Gilbert White

We’re celebrating National Poetry Day by sharing some of the poetry of Gilbert White.   A Harvest Scene Waked by the gentle gleamings of the morn, Soon clad, the reaper, provident of want Hies cheerful-hearted to the ripen’d field; Nor hastes alone; attendant by his side His faithful wife, sole

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Gilbert’s Garden Gallery

This season the beautiful landscape of Gilbert White’s has been showcasing some unique exhibits; pieces of art inspired by countryside of the South Downs. Designed by Garden & Art Sculpture based in Chichester, these pieces of art have been plotted around garden and are available to purchase from the gift

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Garden Newsletter: September

Hedging, cutting down, clearing & weeding time! I always start a newsletter with some reference to the time of year, and as autumn (sadly?) approaches I thought I’d have a quick look at garden calendars. We are often asked ‘what shall I do when?’ and so when I looked at

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Garden Newsletter: August

Don’t panic! No it’s not the end of July yet, this newsletter is early because I am on holiday next week but back for the normal first Sunday of the month, so, in keeping with tradition I’m getting this newsletter out before that Sunday meeting! This hot weather has been

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Garden Newsletter: July

We continue to battle large numbers of weeds! Long days, heat and some moisture mean a struggle to keep things together, as usual at this time of the year. So I need you all to come and help, as you have been over the past few months. Thank you all

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A Cuckoo Named Gilbert

Named after Gilbert White, Gilbert is one of 22 Cuckoos being tracked by the BTO to learn more about the species’ migration and prevent their further decline. Due to technology that Gilbert’s namesake could have only dreamed of, we can track the Cuckoos’ progress online. Read more about Cuckoo tracking

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Unusual Plants Fair Draws Gardening Crowds and Plant Experts

Plant lovers from far and wide enjoyed hunting for unique additions to their garden this weekend at Gilbert White’s in Selborne, at their Unusual Plants Fair. Despite the unreliable weather forecast, visitors turned out in force to support this annual fundraising event, and browse amongst specialist growers from across the

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