The Hidden Face of Antarctica

On the 27th April we will be joined by Professor David Vaughan for the last of our Antarctic Lecture series. Professor Vaughan is the Director of Science at British Antarctic Survey with responsibility for the strategic development and excellence in scientific output of the science teams employed by the British

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What to do in April

Spring and Easter are here, so here are ten tips for what to do in April! 1. Enjoy Spring April is a lovely time of the year and the garden is in full spring transformation, with bursting with flowers and blossom don’t miss it! 2. Easter Crafts Have little ones

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The Winepipe returns!

Gilbert White described a rather unusual feature of his beloved garden, a mound, made from the spoils of his HaHa with a spinning port barrel on top, finished with a thatched roof. A replica of such a contraction has been a common site in the gardens of Gilbert Whites House

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White walks Writers Way

Chair of Trustees Rosemary Irwin, is continuing her successful literary walks following in the footsteps of Gilbert White. This year she plans to walk the Writer’s Way on Sunday 23rd April. The walk, which will raise funds for the museum’s major renovation project, is the next logical step after two

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It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding

Gilbert White & the Oates Collections cordially invite you to their second annual Wedding Fayre. The barn at Gilbert White’s House is a favourite for beautiful weddings, with brides and grooms from all over Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and London spending their special day in Selborne. This year’s Wedding Fayre on

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English Tourism Week

It’s English Tourism Week! So here’s 7 ways to celebrate! Visit us! Sounds simple and it is! We are a heritage hidden gem, so if you’ve never been why not visit us Tuesday-Sunday? 2. Enjoy Selborne  There’s plenty to do in Selborne, climb the famous zig zag named one of

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Family fun this Easter!

Easter is just around the corner as we have plenty going on in Selborne! On the 8th April grab your wellies and join us for a walk! At 11am and 1pm we will be going on family friendly sensory walk through our grounds to explore the changing seasons. Also from

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10 facts about Lawrence Oates

10 facts about Lawrence Oates St. Patrick’s Day is a very special day for us at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. 1. It’s his birthday and death day.  Lawrence Edward Grace Oates was born on the 17th March 1880, to William and Caroline Oates at their home Gestingthorpe Hall

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Inspired By The Word

Gilbert White’s garden is due to host an exciting art collection this year. Inspired by the Word is a collection of pieces of art by British artists inspired by Hampshire’s great writers. Works inspired by Gilbert White, Jane Austen and Edward Thomas will be on display in venues all over

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Tips for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on the 26th March! Here are seven tips for making a Mum feel loved this mothering Sunday! 1. Try something new! Tired of giving gifts that don’t mean anything why not book mum onto one of our garden courses? We have two coming up

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