Gilbert White’s Dog Show

Join Gilbert White & The Oates Collections for their first ever Dog Show on the 21st August 2016. Gilbert White’s garden has always been a great place to bring your canine companions, with plenty of space to walk, picnic and stretch your legs. But on Sunday 21st the ground of

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Towards Sustainability; Inspiring Journeys of the Natural World.

Exciting times at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections as we are about to embark on a journey to help secure our future. Following a successful HLF Lottery application earlier this year our museum is looking forward to a makeover which will enable us to expand our visitor profile and

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The 2016 Games come to Selborne

As the Olympics get going in Rio, in Selborne we are looking forward to a much more unusual set of games, Gilbert’s Games. On the 13th-14th August, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will once again be celebrating their annual family summer event. Take a step back in time with

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Keep your herb garden happy!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections invite you to a workshop to learn how to keep your herbs happy! As part of the Hampshire Food Festival, we will be showing you on the 27th the best way to start or improve your herb garden. What herbs to use with what

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Happy Birthday Gilbert White

On the 18th July 1720 Gilbert White was born to parents John White a Lawyer and Anne nee Holt, in the vicarage at Selborne, home to John’s parents. The new born Gilbert’s grandfather (also Gilbert White) was vicar of St. Mary’s , and it was at this church where on

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Have a WILD Summer Holiday

Wild Summer Holiday activities at Gilbert White’s. It’s the summer holidays and there’s plenty to do at Gilbert White’s House for the whole family! Running until the 7th August take part in the Great Butterfly Hunt. After a cold spring and a soggy summer butterflies are suffering this year, and

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Pokemon Go – Visit Selborne…

Pokémon Go gives an interesting twist on the Selborne that Gilbert White explored. Where Gilbert White identified the Harvest Mouse as a separate species, who knows what species of Pokémon will be identified? Pokémon Go allows you to Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon. You can

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Unusual Plants Fair!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collection’s Unusual Plants Fair return for its 24th year. The event held of father’s day weekend is a great family event, not just keen gardeners. Stall Holder’s from around the South of England will be there showcasing a wonderful range of plants and garden accessories.

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The Garden in June…

It’s June in the Garden and the gardening season is now in full flow! And so are the weeds. In the dining room shrubbery we now have a great mass of growth, with columbines (red & pink) in the foreground, and willow herb, sweet rocket and campanulas in the middle-

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Gilbert’s Open Garden; Celebrating Capability Brown

2016 marks the year of the English Garden to celebrate the 300th birthday of Capability Brown, England’s most famous landscaper. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be opening their gardens to the public free of charge on the evening of the 9th June to mark this special year. Capability

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