House, Gardens & Cafe Open Tuesday - Sunday 10.30 - 17.00

Garden Entry in April

Visit the garden this April!

By booking online you save 25%!

Visiting our grounds must be in accordance to national covid-19 guidance. From the 29th March you are permitted to visit with a group of six or in two households.

From the 13th April we will have an outdoor catering facility on the Lawn. Before the 13th we will have a takeaway service from Stable Yard.

Entrance to the gardens is from our High Street entrance only until the 13th April. Please show your confirmation email to the café before entering the gardens. Tickets to the garden are available from the café also but it is cheaper to buy them online.

Click here to learn about our Easter Egg Hunt! 


Adults: £6

Children: £2

Tickets are available Tuesday-Sunday between 10:30-17:00. Tickets will be available for Mondays but only till midday, except Easter Monday when we will be open all day. The tickets are not timed.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    Gilbert Whites House

    Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

    The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

    On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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