Garden Volunteer Steve Driver tells us about Gilbert as a gardener. Gilbert White was born in 1720 at a time when detailed scientific study on any topic were being formalised. For instance, the Royal Society had only been in existence since 1663 and the Royal Botanic Society was not formed
The Unusual Plants Fair is our biggest event of the year and has been running for over 25 years! This years fair runs from Saturday 15th till Sunday 16th of June 10:30am-5pm. Our stallholders this year will be… Bean Place Nursery, Butterfly Cottage Garden Plants, Charleshurst Farm Nursery, RJ Court, Delma’s, Edulis Nursery , Garden
Our museum intern Connie Main tries our our new Garden walks! Spring is truly springing, especially here in Gilbert White’s Garden and Meadow. To complement the start of the new season, our fantastic gardener Keith has designed three walks and each takes one on a journey through the beautiful grounds.
Chris Piper one of our amazing volunteers and our garden team have set up a new campaign. Chris tells us more… Many of you will know that the gardeners at the Museum were provided with a new gardeners’ shed and a greenhouse as part of the Museum Development Project. This
Volunteer Dr. Grant Repshire talks about his experience Scything… When I first contacted Gilbert White & The Oates Collections about working as a volunteer, offering up my experience as a historian and literary scholar, I thought I’d spend my time studying history – but I’ve also found myself fortunate to
Dr. J. Grant Repshire takes the modern reader of the Natural History of Selborne back in time… Gilbert White’s A Natural History of Selborne offers a glimpse into the often-idealised world of a English countryside village in the early-modern era, before industrialisation changed the face of the world forever. Reading
Core Blimey! It’s apple season! Here at Gilbert White’s garden we love our apples which frequently get made into our preserves, juice and cider. But did you know we have many varieties of apple that are rather much older that those found in your super market? Here’s our top seven
The quiet village of Selborne home to Gilbert White seems quite removed from the famous village of Chawton during the time of Jane Austen, however the lives of these two literary figures were not so disconnected, their lives overlapped by eighteen years and their homes were only four miles from