Best of 2016

It’s New Year’s eve! Here’s what we’re remembering about 2016! January: We began the year with the first of this years 82 events, Twelfth Night. We welcomed local theatre group Foot in the Door, and enjoyed a wonderful night of food and merriment. February: Antarctic explorer, author and broadcaster Tim Jarvis visited

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Christmas Opening Times

Today is the shortest day which means the Christmas period is upon us! But that doesn’t mean you can’t visit Gilbert White & The Oates Collections over the Christmas break! Here are our Christmas Opening Times…. Wednesday 21st Dec: 10:30-4:30 Thursday 22nd Dec: 10:30-4:30 Friday 23rd Dec: 10:30-4:30 Christmas Eve: 10:30-3:00

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10 Tips for what to do in January!

With many places closed for the winter, there’s plenty to do on a January Weekend in Selborne! 1. Visit the garden With 25 acres of garden and parkland to roam, you can certainly blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk! In 2017 we have LOWERED the price of our

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5 things you can learn from our Preserving Workshops

We have four exciting dates to learn how to make perseveres this New Year with our in house preserves expert Frances Law. On Monday 16th or Friday 20th January learn how to make Red Onion Chutney On Monday 13th and Monday 20th February learn to make Seville Marmalade. The workshops

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Temporary Shop

It’s January which means that we are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until February Half Term But that’s not the only change for January! As many of you will know we are in the midst of a Heritage Lottery Funded project to renovate the Museum. Part of this work

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Best of 2016

It’s New Year’s eve! Here’s what we’re remembering about 2016! January: We began the year with the first of this years 82 events, Twelfth Night. We welcomed local theatre group Foot in the Door, and enjoyed a wonderful night of food and merriment. February: Antarctic explorer, author and broadcaster Tim

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Christmas Opening Times

Today is the shortest day which means the Christmas period is upon us! But that doesn’t mean you can’t visit Gilbert White & The Oates Collections over the Christmas break! Here are our Christmas Opening Times…. Wednesday 21st Dec: 10:30-4:30 Thursday 22nd Dec: 10:30-4:30 Friday 23rd Dec: 10:30-4:30 Christmas Eve:

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Hercules Re-built: Gilbert White’s Statue

One of the more unusual features of the garden here at the Wakes is the ‘statue’ of Hercules. Situated at the southern end of the park adjacent to a strip of woodland known as the Piddle it was erected in 1999 as part of the Kim Wilkie Garden Restoration project

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The Garden in December

Here is what is happening in the garden in December… As Christmas draws near the garden clear up continues, and house decoration and mulled wine is upon us. In the Dining Room shrubbery the one remaining Laurestinus has some flowers on, but at the time of writing, there are no

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Dreaming of a Gilbert White Christmas in Selborne!

Selborne is always a lovely place to visit during the festive season and this year Gilbert White and the Oates Collections has a bigger and better programme of Christmas events than ever before. We start on the 26th November with our popular Wreath Making Workshop, run by expert Rosemary Lanning,

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