Spend the day in the kitchen garden at Gilbert White’s House learning how to plan, prepare and sow your own vegetables for the kitchen. The course covers crop planning, soil preparation, setting out growing areas and seed sowing within the historic 18th century kitchen garden. All participants will have planted seeds to take away with them as well as additional seeds to sow in their own gardens.
Summer Kitchen Garden Workshop
- Start Date: 24 Aug 19
- End Date: 24 Aug 19
- Gilbert Whites House
Please note: tickets purchased from us are non refundable.
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.Learn more