Garden Newsletter: April

We’ve had rain, we’ve had sunshine, and we’ve had some warmth…. Guess what, everything’s growing like crazy! Yes, it’s crunch time in the garden; we really do need your help! There have been good attendances at last months Weeders meetings, which has had a big impact on the state of

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The extraordinary journey of our Emperor Penguin and Chick on Radio 4

Listen in to BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live to hear Trustee Philip Geddes talk about the extraordinary journey of our Emperor Penguin and Chick from the Antarctic to Selborne! The Penguin and Chick will be on display at the Museum from Tuesday 18th March. Listen in at the BBC>>

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The Emperor and the General – The story of a Penguin’s Progress

How else could one start the improbable tale of the Emperor and the General but by misquoting the gallant Captain Oates – “I am just coming from the Antarctic and I may be some time”? But the story of the Emperor Penguin and its travels was just that. At the

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Year 1 children from Alton enjoying a day as Richard Long the environmental artist.

How do you fancy sixty muddy pairs of hands? The FSC is fast becoming the national hub of excellence in environmental art . Here the children started their day creating the iconic mud circle in Gault clay

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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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9,788 mile Journey from the Antarctic…

9,788 mile Journey from the Antarctic: Emperor Penguin and Chick Unveiled at Gilbert White’s House, Selborne In her speech, Dr Rosemary Irwin, Chairman of Trustees, welcomed guests who included friends, partners and supporters of the Museum. Dr. Irwin thanked the Earl and Countess of Portsmouth, whose generous support enabled the

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9,788 mile Journey from the Antarctic…

9,788 mile Journey from the Antarctic: Emperor Penguin and Chick Unveiled at Gilbert White’s House, Selborne In her speech, Dr Rosemary Irwin, Chairman of Trustees, welcomed guests who included friends, partners and supporters of the Museum. Dr. Irwin thanked the Earl and Countess of Portsmouth, whose generous support enabled the

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Garden Newsletter: March

There are signs of spring approaching! Take heart! Admittedly, it is raining as I write this, but nevertheless, there was sunshine yesterday and there may well be sun today! The big push will now start, to get things up together, to catch up all those things we couldn’t do because

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Garden Newsletter: February

Time to start on the Newsletters again! Although looking outside at present – grey skies and heavy rain – you might doubt whether it’s time to start gardening again! In fact the regular weekly volunteers have been coming throughout January. Taking a short break from Newsletter writing doesn’t mean that

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Garden Newsletter: December

The last newsletter of the year! With many thanks to all garden volunteers- without you the garden would look very different- and much less interesting!! Last month we picked apples and medlars, weeded, cut down perennials, dug and composted annual beds, planted bulbs, finished cutting Bakers Hill, collected and packeted

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