Spring into April in the Garden

The Weeders have been working especially well over the last month, and with no rain for a fortnight or so and temperatures too low for rampant weed growth, we have made discernible impact on the garden! The soil is workable at the moment and it has been possible to tackle

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Cottage Containers Workshop

30th April 2016 11am-2pm This is the time of year when we can finally start looking after our gardens! Our head gardener here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is offering an exclusive opportunity to learn more about containers and take away your own container full of flowers from

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Museum Week Love

Sunday was the last day of Museum Week on Twitter. The theme for the day was love… so I asked some of our staff what they love most about the Museum… Bea who works as a Catering assistant in the Tea Parlour loves the Antarctic gallery especially the Dressing Up

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Museum Week: Zoom

Today’s theme is pretty exciting zoom! So I’ve zoomed in on some things around the museum that you might not have noticed before…. For example have you ever noticed this bar of 100 year old chocolate! Still in it’s wrapper and still in chunks… this is part of the Sutton

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Museum Week: Future

Today we are looking to the future! This fit’s very well with our announcement that we are soon to be launching ourselves into an amazing new project! Here’s a recap in case you missed the news. The big focus will be our Stable Yard; currently in desperate need of renovation

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Museum Week: Heritage

Today’s Museum Week theme is heritage, we decided to showcase just some of the aspect of the Museum that represent why the museum is such a heritage treasure as we traverse through the Museum. Today is the last day of our Butterfly Exhibition, where we celebrated 250years since the first

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Museum Week: Architecture

Welcome to the third day of Museum Week today theme was architecture! We thought we’d share the developments of the house though time! Here what The Wakes likely looked like in Gilbert White’s time. The room with the two large windows is the Great Parlour added by Gilbert himself. However

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Museum Week: People

Today’s Museum Week hashtag was people! People are the most important thing about any museum and particularly so with us! If it weren’t for people we simply wouldn’t be here! The first person we highlighted in our tweets for the day was Robert Washington Oates. He answered a plea in 1954

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List of Garden Jobs for Volunteers week beginning 28 March 2016

Watering plant stands by shop doors Watering plant stands under tulip tree Watering pots of tulips etc by shop doors Cut down hypericum bush at base of fire escape Cut new edge around the fruit wall border Carefully hoe around tulips in fruit wall border Continue to Weed & fork

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Museum Week Secrets

Here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections we love Museum Week on Twitter! Museums from across the globe gather to share themes and support each other it’s great fun! Seven themes for seven days! Today’s theme is Secrets! So we took the internet behind the scenes at Gilbert White’s

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