grow your tenner

Grow your Tenner!

If it wasn’t exciting enough that our neighbour Jane Austen is on the new ten pound note, we’re also involved in Local Giving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign. The campaign will commence on Tuesday 17th October at 10am and run until the match funding runs out (or midday on Thursday 16th November – whichever comes first). Last year, with

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inspiring journeys october blog

Inspiring Journeys October Blog

Inspiring Journeys October Blog It’s October and the garden is full of autumnal colour! Behind the green screen in the garden, work continues in the stable yard. The roof tiles that were broken on the eighteenth century stable roof have been removed and replaced by the tiles on parts of

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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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Migrant Moths are heading our way!

The silver-striped hawk-moth, a migrant moth, may be heading our way over the next few nights to feed on our ivy… Join our Moth Night, and let’s see what we can find! We cant promise a Silver-striped Hawk-moth but we’re sugaring some trees and putting out some lights as well

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an evening with jane austen

An Evening with Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that we all love a little Jane Austen, including us! On Friday 27th October we will be hosting an evening with Jane Austen, between 6pm and 9pm. Although Gilbert White may have missed meeting his most famous literary neighbour it hasn’t stopped the museum

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top seven historic apples

Top seven historic apples

Core Blimey! It’s apple season! Here at Gilbert White’s garden we love our apples which frequently get made into our preserves, juice and cider. But did you know we have many varieties of apple that are rather much older that those found in your super market? Here’s our top seven

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ten things to do in october

Ten things to do in October!

Here’s our top ten things to do in October! Visit our Pop-Up Cafe! Whilst we wait for new cafe to open in April we are delighted to welcome our new pop-up tea parlour! The same great food, slightly less fancy china! Plus you can learn all about Gilbert White whilst

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Autumnal half term

An Autumnal Half Term!

This Half-Term we will be getting very autumnal with a week of Autumn themed activities and workshops! Throughout the week visitors will be able to take a sketching kit with them for free and are challenged to sketch what they see, this runs from Saturday 21st till Sunday 29th. On

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national poetry day 2017

National Poetry Day 2017

It’s National Poetry Day! Each year we pick one of Gilbert White’s poems this year’s is… On the Dark, Still, Dry Warm Weather, Occasionally Happening in the Winter Months To Thomas Pennant, Esquire. … equidem credo, quia sit divinitus illis Ingenium. Virg., Georg. When day declining sheds a milder gleam,

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Autumn Animation

Things to do in Autumn

Here are ten things to do this Autumn at Gilbert White’s House 1. See the Show The trees are already turning and the hanger always gives a beautiful display of colour. Make sure you visit the garden at see it! Say farewell for now to Frank! The Frank Oates gallery

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