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

Nature Festival 2019

Bioblitz: Sun 26 May 10.30am – Mon 27 10.30am
Main stalls: Sun 26 May from 10.30am – 5pm

Join us for fun packed 24 hours either book your ticket (tickets will be added closer to the event) or just turn up and pay on the door!

Working in collaboration with organisations which celebrate, explore and protect the natural world

Fun Activities and information from experts.

Meet the animals and plants of Selborne and surrounding areas, including reptiles, cattle, bees, and worms. Each stall has an interactive nature activity. Collect stamps for each activity in your Nature Passport, a reminder of your fun packed day…

In addition to the stalls we also have talks, walks and bioblitz activities (details to be confirmed)

  • Start Date: 26 May 19
  • End Date: 27 May 19
  • Please note: tickets purchased from us are non refundable.

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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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