Tips for June

Tips for June It’s Summer It’s officially the summer! Why not get the most out of the summer months by buying an admission which is valid for a year and coming multiple times to enjoy the grounds. Unusual Plants Fair June for us means the Unusual Plants Fair our longest

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THE TORTOISE WALK: Leg 3

Rosemary Irwin tells us about eh final leg of the sponsored walk from Selborne to Ringmer.  Many of you joined us and many others were kind enough to sponsor us to walk to Ringmer, in East Sussex, in pursuit of Gilbert’s route from The Wakes, his house in Selborne, to

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THE TORTOISE WALK: Leg 2

Rosemary Irwin continues her log of the Friend’s of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections walk.  WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GILBERT WHITE FROM SELBORNE TO RINGMER The second weekend of our walk to Ringmer has taken place, the route being from Heyshott, south of Midhurst, via Bury and Washington,

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A Walk Around the Flowers

Our museum intern Connie Main tries our our new Garden walks!  Spring is truly springing, especially here in Gilbert White’s Garden and Meadow. To complement the start of the new season, our fantastic gardener Keith has designed three walks and each takes one on a journey through the beautiful grounds.

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THE TORTOISE WALK: Leg 1

WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GILBERT WHITE FROM SELBORNE TO RINGMER April 2019 Members of the Friends of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections have been embarking on a walk from Gilbert’s home in Selborne across the South Downs to White’s aunt’s home in Ringmer in Sussex. Rosemary Irwin recounts

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guide to nature festival

What’s on at the Nature Festival?

The line up for our 2019 looks great! We have stall holders all with experts and a fun activity to do. This year our stall holders include: Hampshire Bat Group Hampshire & IoW Wildlife Trust Alton Natural History Society Hampshire Fungus Recording Group SDNPA Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust Meon

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guide to nature festival

Tips for May

Tips for May Visit our new Exhibition!  Our new exhibition opens on the 7th May. Explore the fascinating relationship between Edward Lear and the village of Selborne. The exhibition runs till the 31st Aug! Go to the Nature Festival! May is Nature Festival month! Join us for a day of

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The Nature of Friendship

When Dr. Sara Lodge got in contact with us and told us about the link between Selborne and the nonsense writer Edward Lear we couldn’t believe it! Edward Lear Edward Lear was a writer probably most famous for ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and popularising the limerick. He was also

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Cold Frames for Gilbert’s Garden – Can you help?

Chris Piper one of our amazing volunteers and our garden team have set up a new campaign. Chris tells us more… Many of you will know that the gardeners at the Museum were provided with a new gardeners’ shed and a greenhouse as part of the Museum Development Project. This

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Easter at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

What’s on this Easter… Easter Bunny Hunt  Sat 6th– Mon 22nd Apr Free with Admission Find the bunnies hiding in our gardens, using your orienteering skills. Life Lab Tues 9th & Thu 11th April Free with Admission Come and try your hand at being a naturalist by examining some of the specimens from

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