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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On Scything

Volunteer Dr. Grant Repshire talks about his experience Scything… When I first contacted Gilbert White & The Oates Collections about working as a volunteer, offering up my experience as a historian and literary scholar, I thought I’d spend my time studying history – but I’ve also found myself fortunate to

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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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The search for Frank & Lawrence! A volunteering opportunity

The search for Frank & Lawrence is on! We’re looking for two volunteers to be Frank Oates and Lawrence Oates at our events, especially the grand opening of our £3m renovation on the 12th May. Perfect for any budding actors out there or anyone who loves to dress up! The

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We love our friends and volunteers

Volunteer Open Day

We are opening their doors for free on the 8th February for a Volunteer Open Day. We Love our Friends and Volunteers is an annual event where volunteers and supporters of the Museum, Garden and Field Studies Centre, present and future get together, socialise and learn more about this wonderful

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moth night 2017

Moth Night 2017

Moths are sensitive indicators of the health of the natural environment and a vital part of the food chain; something which didn’t escape the attention of Gilbert White as early as the 18th Century. On Friday 13th October, and the following morning, we participated in the national celebration of moths

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volunteer at Gilbert whites

Ten volunteering opportunities at Gilbert White’s!

Want to Volunteer at Gilbert White’s here’s ten things you could do, and the list goes on and on! Why not see what else there is by coming along to our Chocolate Biscuit Clubs where you can meet with other volunteers and learn how you can develop your skills and

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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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The Garden in February

As we enter another year of gardening we enter a time of change. The physical changes that have been so carefully planned over the last few years are finally beginning to appear. In the six quarters the beds have a fair covering of leaves, many from the tulip tree: some

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Volunteer Open Day

We are opening their doors for free on the 9th February for a Volunteer Open Day! We Love our Friends and Volunteers is an annual event where volunteers and supporters of the Museum, Garden and Field Studies Centre, present and future get together, socialise and learn more about this wonderful

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