What’s on at Gilbert White Day

Gilbert White turns 299 on the 18th July and on the 20th July we are holding a birthday party! Join us on the 20th for a chance to see Gilbert White’s house and garden for half price admission as well as… Playing Eighteenth Century Games on the Lawn… …Making a

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What’s on in the Summer Holidays?

What’s on during the summer holidays you ask? Look no further! Here is a list of our family activities during July and August! Discover Activities 23rd July- 4th September Choose a new way to discover our museum and grounds by borrowing one of our scavenger hunts, Butterfly and leaf spotting

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What’s on at the Unusual Plants Fair?

The Unusual Plants Fair is our biggest event of the year and has been running for over 25 years! This years fair runs from Saturday 15th till Sunday 16th of June 10:30am-5pm. Our stallholders this year will be… Bean Place Nursery,  Butterfly Cottage Garden Plants, Charleshurst Farm Nursery, RJ Court, Delma’s, Edulis Nursery , Garden

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Tips for June

Tips for June It’s Summer It’s officially the summer! Why not get the most out of the summer months by buying an admission which is valid for a year and coming multiple times to enjoy the grounds. Unusual Plants Fair June for us means the Unusual Plants Fair our longest

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guide to nature festival

What’s on at the Nature Festival?

The line up for our 2019 looks great! We have stall holders all with experts and a fun activity to do. This year our stall holders include: Hampshire Bat Group Hampshire & IoW Wildlife Trust Alton Natural History Society Hampshire Fungus Recording Group SDNPA Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust Meon

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guide to nature festival

Tips for May

Tips for May Visit our new Exhibition!  Our new exhibition opens on the 7th May. Explore the fascinating relationship between Edward Lear and the village of Selborne. The exhibition runs till the 31st Aug! Go to the Nature Festival! May is Nature Festival month! Join us for a day of

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Easter at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

What’s on this Easter… Easter Bunny Hunt  Sat 6th– Mon 22nd Apr Free with Admission Find the bunnies hiding in our gardens, using your orienteering skills. Life Lab Tues 9th & Thu 11th April Free with Admission Come and try your hand at being a naturalist by examining some of the specimens from

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Tips for April

Tips for April Easter Fun It’s the Easter Holidays! Our Easter Bunny hunt runs throughout the holidays and is free with admission, plus it has an extra orienteering twist! On the 10th April we will be doing some bunny crafts you get you in the Easter mood. Chocolate!!! Easter has

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Reports on 2019 Series of Oates Antarctic Lectures

Trustee Philip Geddes reports of the first half of our UK Antarctic Heritage Trust sponsored talks… ‘Spuds, sledges and sovereignty’ Sophie Rowe, Conservator Scott Polar Research Institute 24 January 2019 The ultimate manshed…….in the deep south If you were going on a long trip for several years to the remote

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The Tortoise Walk 2019

Following the success of the walk from Selborne to Oriel College, Oxford in 2016, and the return walk in 2017, which raised £32,000 for Gilbert White and the Oates Collections, the Friends have planned a walk from Selborne to Ringmer, in East Sussex. White used to visit his aunt there,

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