House, Gardens & Cafe Open Tuesday - Sunday

Garden Admission in May

Visit the garden this May!

By booking online you save 25%!

Visiting our grounds must be in accordance to national covid-19 guidance.

Please show your confirmation email to the café before entering the gardens. Tickets to the garden are available from the café also but it is cheaper to buy them online.

Prices:

Adults: £6

Children: £3

Tickets are available Tuesday-Sunday between 10:30-17:00 and Bank Holiday Mondays. The tickets are not timed.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Tickets

100 available
Adult Garden Admission 16th May£6.00
100 available
Adult Garden Admission 15th May£6.00
100 available
Adult Garden Admission 14th May£6.00
100 available
Adult Garden Admission 13th May£6.00
90 available
Adult Garden Admission 12th May£6.00
98 available
Adult Garden Admission 11th May£6.00
990 available
Child Garden Admission May£3.00
  • Start Date: 01 May 21
  • End Date: 31 May 21
  • Please note: tickets purchased from us are non refundable.

Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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