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Snowdrop Facts


It’s our annual Snowdrop Weekend this weekend (25th-26th February) so here’s some snowdrop facts! 1. There are 19 types of snowdrop!  Though you are likely to find only three varieties in your own garden. 2.They have Christian significance. Often blooming in February or March the flower is often associated with the Feast of Purification alsoRead More

Penguin Ecology & Biology


Penguin Ecology and Biology: Thursday 23rd February 6:30pm £10 Who doesn’t love Penguins? But these lovable birds have often puzzled scientists. However new technology has helped reveal different elements of penguin behaviour and ecology, much of this previously unknown. Satellite remote sensing has now provided revised information about the breeding, distribution and population sizes of variousRead More

February Half Term 2017


It’s Half Term again which means that there is plenty to do at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. At the start of the school holidays we have bird theme, with a free activity for the garden. On Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a national bird surveyRead More

The Garden in February


As we enter another year of gardening we enter a time of change. The physical changes that have been so carefully planned over the last few years are finally beginning to appear. In the six quarters the beds have a fair covering of leaves, many from the tulip tree: some gardeners recommend the removal ofRead More

Ten Things you might not know about Frank Oates


We celebrate three explorers here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, but the most elusive is Frank Oates (1840-1875). Here are ten things you might not know about Frank Oates, who died on the 5th February 1875. 1) One of the first Europeans to reach Victoria Falls The first to reach Victoria Falls onRead More

Volunteer Open Day


We are opening their doors for free on the 9th February for a Volunteer Open Day! We Love our Friends and Volunteers is an annual event where volunteers and supporters of the Museum, Garden and Field Studies Centre, present and future get together, socialise and learn more about this wonderful heritage site. The day willRead More

10 tips for February


Wondering what to do with yourself this month? We’ve got 10 tips of February at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. 1. Eat cake Well when isn’t a good time to eat cake? Enjoy sweet valentines treats in our Tea parlour this month. 2. Get ready for Valentine’s Day!  It isn’t long till Valentine’s Day! OurRead More

Antarctica Calling


Gilbert White & The Oates Collections met up with pupils from Selborne CE Primary School for a once in a lifetime chance to speak with researchers in Antarctica on Thursday 1st December 2016. To celebrate Antarctica Day children from Otters Class came to the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre to talk to Sarah Reed, aRead More

10 Tips for what to do in January!


With many places closed for the winter, there’s plenty to do on a January Weekend in Selborne! 1. Visit the garden With 25 acres of garden and parkland to roam, you can certainly blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk! In 2017 we have LOWERED the price of our garden admission to just £5.50!!Read More

5 things you can learn from our Preserving Workshops


We have four exciting dates to learn how to make perseveres this New Year with our in house preserves expert Frances Law. On Monday 16th or Friday 20th January learn how to make Red Onion Chutney On Monday 13th and Monday 20th February learn to make Seville Marmalade. The workshops are aimed at everyone fromRead More

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