Butterflies at Gilbert White’s House

Volunteer Chris Piper tells us about the Butterflies at Gilbert White’s House Garden this year… Some visitors have asked about butterflies in the garden this year. We record butterflies weekly throughout the Spring and Summer reporting our results to Butterfly Conservation. This year started late although we had good records

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How big are an Emperor Penguin’s feet ?

So, how big are an Emperor Penguin’s feet ? “At the Museum we are used to being asked strange questions” says Josh Godfrey, Learning & Participation Manager . “But we don’t mind because that’s what museums are for”. The photo shows Josh working out the answer this week to a

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Inspiring Journeys: June Blog

Inspiring Journeys: June Blog After the launch it’s been wonderful to utilise our new spaces as the summer months roll in. The Frank Oates Gallery is now complete as our Central American tree has burst into life thanks to local artist Karen Burling! We’ve had workshops in our new discovery

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On Scything

Volunteer Dr. Grant Repshire talks about his experience Scything… When I first contacted Gilbert White & The Oates Collections about working as a volunteer, offering up my experience as a historian and literary scholar, I thought I’d spend my time studying history – but I’ve also found myself fortunate to

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Illustrating the Natural history of Selborne

Illustrating the Natural History of Selborne

Illustrating the Natural History of Selborne Joshua Godfrey , our Learning & Participation Manager and Curator of our first temporary exhibition in the new Discovery Room talks about Illustrating the Natural History of Selborne.  The beauty of Gilbert White’s writing and conversational style of his book, The Natural History &

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A Guide to The Unusual Plants Fair

Our most popular event Unusual Plants Fair is this weekend, so here’s a guide to make the most of the weekend! Saturday 16th 10:30: We open! Hold on to your hats! It’s sometimes very busy first thing, as many people come to get first dibs on plants, don’t worry though

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Tips for Summer

Its summer, arguably the best season of the year and we have plenty of ideas of how to spend a summer in Selborne! 1. Have a Picnic Summer isn’t summer without a picnic; we have 25 acres of picnic spots to choose from whatever the weather! 2. Unusual Plants Fair

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Oberon’s Cure

We are proud to host the The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company’s production Oberon’s Cure, on the 22nd June, in their glorious summer garden. The play inspired by the characters from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will begin at 7:30pm and doors will open at 6pm. Oberon’s Cure is a tale

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Unusual Plants Fair 2018

We can’t wait for our longest running event the Unusual Plants Fair to return on the 16th & 17th June 2018! Over the weekend you can visit our amazing summer garden and meet amazing stall holders who specialise in more unusual plants for your garden, with great advice, tours and

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Tips for June

Tips for June Summer’s here and we have an awesome June planned here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections! 1. Unusual Plants Fair  June is always about getting out into the garden for us, especially with our annual Unusual Plants Fair. This year looks to be a great event

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