Two great authors head to Gilbert White’s House this October

Gilbert White’s House & Garden’s will be welcoming two authors in the coming weeks who will be signing their books and giving talks in the museum’s barn. BBC Gardener’s World Pippa Greenwood will be in Selborne on the 12th October for a fun, informative evening as she offers ideas and tips on how

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Gilbert White’s Dog Show

Join Gilbert White’s House and Gardens for a day of canine fun! With fun novelty classes for your doggy companions (and for their owners!) to take part in, as well as South Downs National Park joining us for obstacle courses for their ‘Take the Lead’ campaign, it’s a day that

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Caroline & Violet Oates

This article was written by Emma Shapland & Alyssa Leeding history students at the University of Southampton who undertook a two week research internship at Gilbert White’s House & Garden to study the contribution Caroline & Violet Oates had on the legacy of Lawrence Oates.  For years, the story has

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Richard Owen, A visit to Selborne

Collections volunteer Leah Demetriou shares with us some of her research on Richard Owen and his connection with Gilbert White.  “The collection of beautiful works of nature is a work in which all of us ought to feel some pleasure. Everywhere, if we had but the inclination to examine the

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Celebrate Gilbert White’s 303rd Birthday

Join us for a day of celebrations on the 16th July. The museum’s annual celebration of Gilbert White’s birthday will see free admission to the house and gardens, as well as performances by the Hampshire Regency Dancers. Gilbert White was born in Selborne on the 18th July 1720, and became

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Unusual Plants Fair!

“First young swallows. Cut the first succade-melon. Grasshopper-lark sings day & night.” – Gilbert White, 4 July, 1768 Join Gilbert White’s House & Gardens in celebrating its 30th anniversary of the Unusual Plants Fair over 17th- 18th June. Following its establishment in 1992, the fair was a trailblazer in bringing

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Seeds of Change

Exploring the Seeds of Change at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens  Gilbert White’s House & Gardens is working with artist Clare Newton FRSA for the premiere of her new work Seeds of Change in this new exhibition. The exhibition which starts on the 6th June and runs till the end

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The Feminine Monarchie

2023 marks the 400th anniversary of the 2nd edition of Charles Butler’s The Feminine Monarchie. Butler was a parson, grammatist, logician and is known as the father of Bee Keeping and the great great uncle of Gilbert White! Our latest display in the long corridor is a celebration of Charles Butler’s

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What’s on this Half Term

Could this be our busiest half term yet? It's a definite maybe! Here is what we have got on!     Starting off strong on the 11th & 12th February with our annual Snowdrop Weekend. For one weekend only enjoy half price entry to enjoy the coming of Spring. Our

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Antarctic Talk Series 2023

The Events Team have done a fantastic job at bringing together cutting-edge Antarctic research and current day ties to the lionised Antarctic explorers. So, as the frosts harden the ground, and there’s a whisper of snow amongst the cold air, it’s the perfect time of year for the Antarctic Talk

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