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    Gilbert White loved his garden and the landscape around him. His book remains a fascinating commentary on the natural world and his house and grounds are yet to reveal all their secrets... What better place to celebrate your special day...Our new 2015/16 wedding brochure is now available...
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    The Oates Collection exhibits focus on the lives and adventures of two members of the Oates Family, both pioneers and explorers of the natural world.
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    Open six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm. From the 1st April our opening hours extend until 5.15pm

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Current Opening Times

We are open six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm. From the 1st April our opening hours extend until 5.15pm.

An Independent Charitable Trust and Accredited Museum.

March 2 for 1 Offer

March 2 for 1 Offer

Valid Tuesdays to Thursdays this offer is the perfect excuse to visit our historic house, gardens and parkland. There is no better way to spend your day with sun starting to break through the winter gloom, and the signs of spring evident throughout the garden...

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Unusual Plants Fair Question Time

Put your gardening questions to our panel: Wolfgang Bopp (Director of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens) John Wood (Head Gardener, Hinton Ampner) Andy Mill (Head Gardener, Painshill Park Trust) Chair: David Standing (our Head Gardener).
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N.B. The question time recording will feature on our website.


GILBERT WHITE’S HOUSESee the house and find out about the life and work of “the man who got us all birdwatching”
GILBERT WHITE’S GARDENThe beautiful garden and park set under the famous Selborne Hanger – one of the best sites in England
THE OATES COLLECTIONSee the fascinating Antarctic exhibition dedicated to Captain Oates, who accompanied Captain Scott to the South Pole in 1912 ‘I am just going out now and I may be some time’
FIELD STUDIES CENTREExplore, investigate and celebrate life! Exciting courses and programmes, tailored for children, young people and adults in our seventeenth century barn in a beautiful setting
TEA PARLOUR & SHOPEnjoy delicious lunches and teas in our awarding-winning Tea Parlour and browse in our well-stocked Shop. Free entry to our shop and tea parlour.
EVENTSCourses, exhibitions, and special events plus facilities/site hire for conferences and celebrations