Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5PM & Bank Holidays

Dog Show Day

Sunday 3rd September 10.30am – 5.00pm

Free Entry

Gilbert White’s gardens open up for a day of canine capers with our second dog show. Come and join us for an action packed day of dog shows, and ‘barking mad’ four legged fun!

Obstacle Course
Fastest Recall
Water Retrieve
Gun Dog Scurry


Bonanza 15 Class Novelty Show

Entries from 11am
Judging starts at 12.30am
(please note all dogs must be over two months to enter)


Puppy (6 months – 1 year)
Male Adonis
Perfect Maden
Older Friends (10 years and over)
Best Rescue
Brace (Irish)
Appealing Eyes
Waggiest Tail
Junior Handler
Best Terrior
Good Condition (shinest Coat)
Longest Ears
Good Mover (handler and dog)
Biscuit Catcher
Best in Show

It’s only £2 to enter your dog in a category and you can enter as many as you want…

We would like to thank Claire from Chow Bella who will be judging the classes, and has kindly offered to make a personalised dog bowl as a prize for best in show.

A fundraising event for
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections
and Many Tears Animal Rescue

Will be available for all, no matter how many legs!
We will have BBQ (mostly for two legged guests), doggy snacks, doggy ice cream (and frozen yogurts for humans)

Entry is free, so drop in for some doggy orientated fun…

Stalls Include:

Dry Si – The cartoonist – who will be doing ‘on the spot’ dog cartoons during the event
Friends of Many Tears Animal Rescue
Luffs Farm Shop
Laura de Zordo – Turquoise, Silver And Copper Jewellery
Fiona’s Doggy Treats
Rieba – Pet Photography – who will be offering dog photography sessions
Hampshire Countryside Services



  • Start Date: 03 Sep 17
  • End Date: 17 May 17
  • Please note: tickets purchased from us are non refundable.

Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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