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

Jazz on the Lawn

Friday 26th August

Join us for an evening of lively jazz out on the lawn with the fabulous musicians of The Grand Central Trio. Enjoy the music, soak up the atmosphere and admire the view as the sun sets over the grounds.  

Ticket price includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine, further wine and some refreshments will be available to purchase on the evening.  

Please bring your own seats or picnic blankets!  

Picnics welcome!

Start time is 7pm, ending around 9pm.
Tickets are £28 per adult, including a welcome glass of wine. £16 per under 18s and under 5s go free.

    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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