The Garden in November

The autumn clear up continues in the garden this November! The Dining room shrubbery is now in a state of limbo as we await the new lottery project to take place. It is planned to remove the yew hedge, or at least part of it, so that a view of

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Wild About Gardens

This year the Wild About Gardens Week, supported by The Wildlife Trusts, The Royal Horticultural Society and the Bat Conservation Trust, runs from 24th to 30th October 2016. During this week, those organisations are seeking to promote a better understanding of bats and what we can do to support and

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Local Council Sponsors Car Park Renovations

Work has begun on Gilbert White & The Oates Collections ambitious renovation project which will be undergoing an exciting programme of improvements to the museum and visitor facilities. The first stage of this project is to improve car parking in the village, and extend the existing car park situated behind

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The Return of the Harvest Mouse

On the 19th October Francesca Pella explains how the partnership between the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and Selborne farmers helped to boost the population of the Harvest Mouse, in the very village that they were identified by Gilbert White. The talk will be held at the Gilbert White Field

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Selbourne Hanger- National Poetry Day

Happy National Poetry Day! Gilbert White and the Austen family were neighbours, though sadly Gilbert and Jane never met. By the time Jane Austen, her sister Cassandra and their Mother were living in nearby Chawton, Gilbert White had died and the house would have been owned by his relatives. By

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The Garden in October

What’s happening in Gilbert’s White’s Garden in October? As autumn as well and truly here now, there’s a different feel to the garden. It’s clearing up time, let’s put everything straight before the winter time, heavy dews and falling leaves to clear up time. A sad time in some ways,

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October Family Fun!

Does your family LOVE nature? This October Gilbert White & The Oates Collections have an amazing selection of nature themed activities suitable for all ages. On the 8th October as part of National Biology Week, learn what it is like to be an owl. Find out what it is like

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Important Car Park Notice!

As of Monday 3rd October Visitors will find that the back half of the Village Car Park back (behind the Selborne Arms) will be sectioned off. The car park will be limited for approximately 6 weeks. This is the first stage of our museum renovations, which will see the museum

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The Garden in September

The Garden in September… There have been some glorious summer days with an autumnal tinge recently- fine hot sunshine but cool in the shadows. Beautiful weather for working in the garden! Which is just as well, as there is a great deal to do! August & September are often difficult

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Heritage Open Day 2016: What’s in Store

Next Thursday you can find out What’s in Store… that is what is in our artefact store. We are celebrating Heritage Open Days on Thursday 8th, by opening the Museum for Free ALL Day and showing visitors’ items not usually on display. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to

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