The Garden in June…

It’s June in the Garden and the gardening season is now in full flow! And so are the weeds. In the dining room shrubbery we now have a great mass of growth, with columbines (red & pink) in the foreground, and willow herb, sweet rocket and campanulas in the middle-

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Gilbert’s Open Garden; Celebrating Capability Brown

2016 marks the year of the English Garden to celebrate the 300th birthday of Capability Brown, England’s most famous landscaper. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be opening their gardens to the public free of charge on the evening of the 9th June to mark this special year. Capability

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May Half Term Fun!

The sun may or not be shining but nature is definitely out in full force in Selborne and May half term activities prove it. On Tuesday 31st May join us for a Craft Tuesday!   We will be making Nature Sun Catchers all day, with all materials included in the

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Nature Day

Gilbert White & the Oates Collections are celebrating the natural legacy of Gilbert White with a fun filled day of activities at their Nature Day on May 28th. The Museum will be joined by organisations such as South Downs National Park, the RSPB, The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife

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Q&A with Kathryn Aalto!

Kathryn Aalto author of The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh recently made the New York Times Best Selling list and will be visiting Gilbert White & The Oates Collections on the 25th May to give a talk at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. Join Kathryn for a visually-rich

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The Importance of Gardening in Earnest, or the Garden in May.

The Garden in May We are now into the gardening season in earnest: the soil is warming up, plants (& weeds!) are beginning to grow strongly and gardeners launch into their normal operations, planting, hoeing, hand weeding, edging & mowing. There’s also a little panic in the air- have we

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A Wild Week at White’s!

This week marks an exciting week for nature lovers at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, Nik Knight of Hampshire Bat Group joins Gilbert White & The Oates Collections again for a late evening bat walk in Gilbert’s garden, on May 10th. On the 13th to mark the national Museums

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Really Wild Gardening

David Standing, head gardener at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be offering advice on wild gardening on Saturday 7th May 2016. David has over 37 years of experience as gardener at Gilbert White’s House in Selborne. This 3hr course will in include an introduction to wild gardening, information

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We cordially invite you to our Wedding Fayre.

The Museum, Gardens and Barn are an increasingly popular wedding venue with wedding bookings on a record high. To celebrate we are holding our very first Wedding Fayre on Sunday 1st May, 10:30-5:00pm. The day will be free of charge, with plenty to do and see. See our beautiful 16th

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In the Footsteps of Gilbert White…Backwards (Leg 1)

Donate here!  It was a rather more select bunch who left Oriel College on Friday morning to walk to Oxford than the crowd who arrived there this time last year. I dare say the absence of Oriel’s sumptuous tea made a difference, but then this was the start of our

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