When working in our heritage garden we always aspire to use 18th century methods. However, up until now we have occasionally slipped and used modern plastic netting to prevent bird damage in the Kitchen Garden. But no longer… Our new kitchen gardener, Keith, has been investigating old net making methods.
We’ve had, so far, a glorious autumn- but the rains are now starting to come and we need to hurry on to get the garden up together before the more difficult winter weather sets in. We have had good attendances during the week but rather less at weekends: so don’t
Gilbert White’s Sundial stands, iconically in the centre of the stone Haha at his house, the Wakes. It was purchased, second hand, from Sarson house, Amport, near Andover, in 1761, for £2 and 7shillings. (£2.35p) the brass dial plate cost an additional 16s 6d (82½p). The post was said to
This November Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are giving away some fantastic offers exclusive to our website and social media pages! Keep your eyes peeled this month for deals at our wonderful Gift Shop and award winning Tea Parlour! November is often a busy month, why not take a
We recently celebrated the planting of an 18th century nectarine variety ‘Royal George’ as part of our plans to restore Gilbert’s fruit wall to its former glory. Only a part of the Gilbert’s original fruit wall now exists, in the future we would like to rebuild the rest of the
The grounds of Gilbert White’s House contain many older varieties of apple which you are unlikely to find in the shops. Now is the time to come and explore! A full trail is available at reception, and we have apples for you to sample. 1. Golden Pippin 1629 or earlier, keeps shape when cooked.
The good weather continues meaning it’s excellent gardening time! At least it’s good for hedging, hoeing and pruning not so good for digging as the ground is very hard down to a spit or so. We’ve had a long spell of sunny weather with temperatures just above 20ºC with just
We’re celebrating National Poetry Day by sharing some of the poetry of Gilbert White. A Harvest Scene Waked by the gentle gleamings of the morn, Soon clad, the reaper, provident of want Hies cheerful-hearted to the ripen’d field; Nor hastes alone; attendant by his side His faithful wife, sole
This season the beautiful landscape of Gilbert White’s has been showcasing some unique exhibits; pieces of art inspired by countryside of the South Downs. Designed by Garden & Art Sculpture based in Chichester, these pieces of art have been plotted around garden and are available to purchase from the gift
Named after Gilbert White, Gilbert is one of 22 Cuckoos being tracked by the BTO to learn more about the species’ migration and prevent their further decline. Due to technology that Gilbert’s namesake could have only dreamed of, we can track the Cuckoos’ progress online. Read more about Cuckoo tracking