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Unusual Plant Fair 2021

Unusual Plant Fair 
19th & 20th June 
10.30 – 17:00

Our Unusual Plant Fair returns for two days in 2021 with plants stalls.

Admission on the day will be Adults/Concessions £6 and Children £2 Which includes admission to the house and gardens.

The event will be going ahead as normal, we are not planning to introduce a booking system so it will be pay at the door as usual.

Please note that due to the pandemic the amount of stallholders will be slightly less than in past years.

Stallholders include:

Bean Place Nursery
Charleshurt Farm
Edulis Nursery
Garden Bargains
Lavender Hare
Leesa’s Not All Alpines
Lodge Hill Plants
Lonely Toad Studios
Oakview Nursery
Parks Perennials
Pineview Plants
Rotherview Nursery
Seale Rose Garden
Tawny Nursery
Wild Thyme Plants


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    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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