Replanting Gilbert’s Fruit Wall

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

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Historic Apples

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.

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Garden Newsletter: October

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

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Celebrating National Poetry Day with Gilbert White

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

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Gilbert’s Garden Gallery

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

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A Cuckoo Named Gilbert

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

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Unusual Plants Fair Draws Gardening Crowds and Plant Experts

Plant lovers from far and wide enjoyed hunting for unique additions to their garden this weekend at Gilbert White’s in Selborne, at their Unusual Plants Fair. Despite the unreliable weather forecast, visitors turned out in force to support this annual fundraising event, and browse amongst specialist growers from across the

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A Cuckoo Named Gilbert

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.

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9,788 mile Journey from the Antarctic…

9,788 mile Journey from the Antarctic: Emperor Penguin and Chick Unveiled at Gilbert White’s House, Selborne In her speech, Dr Rosemary Irwin, Chairman of Trustees, welcomed guests who included friends, partners and supporters of the Museum. Dr. Irwin thanked the Earl and Countess of Portsmouth, whose generous support enabled the

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Garden Newsletter: February

Time to start on the Newsletters again! Although looking outside at present – grey skies and heavy rain – you might doubt whether it’s time to start gardening again! In fact the regular weekly volunteers have been coming throughout January. Taking a short break from Newsletter writing doesn’t mean that

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