Can you believe it’s July?! We’ve got an action packed month so here’s out ten top tips to have am amazing July!
1. Visit us everyday
Okay you don’t have to visit us everyday, but the option is there! We are open everyday in July and August!!
2. Garden (The 18th Century Way)
Monday’s are heritage gardening days! Modern tools and methods will be banned in our kitchen garden as our team don eighteenth century wear, and tools and garden according to Gilbert’s Garden Kalander.
4. Celebrate en Francais
On the 15th July we are celebrating Bastille Day With Selborne Wine Society!
5. Meet Gilbert’s Family!
On the 16th July Gilbert White’s relatives will be descending on Selborne, meet them and find out what Gilbert was like, and what life was like in Selborne during the eighteenth century. At lunchtime we will be toasting Gilbert’s birthday…
6. Celebrate Gilbert’s Birthday!
Gilbert white turns 297 on the 18th July! Celebrate with us by coming down to Selborne on the 16th to say Happy Birthday to the man himself or join us on the 23rd July for a celebratory Evensong service at St. Mary’s where Gilbert was curate.
7. Celebrate the life of Jane Austen
The 18th July is also the day that Jane Austen (Gilbert’s nearest literary neighbour) died and we couldn’t go through the month without commemorating Austen. There’s lots happening around Selborne to celebrate, check out our Austen events or learn more about the links between White and Austen.
8. Embrace the Summer Holidays
9. Listen to some stories
On the 23rd July we will be joined by a story teller! Come along to one of our bookable sessions suitable for all ages for a magical experience.
10. See some bats!
Our favourite bat man Nik Knight will be conducting a bat walk on the 19th from our field studies Centre. An amazing opportunity to see some amazing creatures.