Gilbert White’s Brewery Officially Opens.

The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson opened Gilbert White’s Brewery on the 11th October at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens in Selborne. Lord-Lieutenant Nigel Atkinson with Brewers Gren Earney, John Elder, Steve Scott, Margaret Barnfield and Andy Murphy. Gilbert White’s Brewery is based within Gilbert White’s original brewhouse built

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Autumn 2021 Wakes News

Scroll down to see our Autumn Newsletter   Violet and Cream Minimal Kindergarten Newsletter (2)

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Retracing Scott & Amundsen’s Journey to the South Pole. Part 6

Part 6 of our Retracing the Footsteps of Amundsen and Scott series written and researched by volunteer Anthony Fogg.  Roald Amundsen’s team (the Fram expedition) had suffered extreme cold temperatures late August 1911 following their departure for the South Pole. They had to return to Framheim and wait for conditions

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Gilbert White is a hit at the Chelsea Flower Show

As part of Gilbert White’s House & Garden’s delayed celebrations of Gilbert White’s 300th anniversary we teamed up with Sparholt College to enter a miniature version of Gilbert’s Garden into The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. During a year like no other, Sparsholt College,  have continued their RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Creative Footsteps Festival

Creative Footsteps Festival One of the best things about lockdowns was connecting with other museums as a result we are very excited to announce the Creative Footsteps Festival. A literary and walking festival based around heritage venues in East Hampshire celebrating the amazing literatry legacy of the area and its

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We’re going to Chelsea

Way back in 2019, before the pandemic Sparsholt College invited us to help create their 2020 RHS Chelsea garden entry ‘The Natural Kalendar’, sponsored by seed and plant specialist Thompson & Morgan. Then Covid-19 intervened, RHS Chelsea went virtual for May 2020 and the famous event held in the Chelsea

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Revealing Gilbert White

As we prepared for Gilbert White's 300th anniversary celebrations in 2020 we felt one of the most important things we needed to do was give our Gilbert White areas a much needed make-over. Although the house is always lovely, with the inclusion of new displays in 2012 and 2018 for

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Flora Selborniensis: The mystery of the absent butterflies

Museum volunteer Debbie Vodden writes about some of observations made in our 2020 study of the Flora of Selborne based on Gilbert White's 1766 study.  In the tricentenary year of Gilbert White’s birth, we started a project to repeat the year-long document that became the Flora Selborniensis. White made regular

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Clare Balding helps Gilbert White to celebrate 301 years!

Gilbert White’s House & Gardens welcomes Clare Balding and guests for a special birthday celebration   Gilbert White, the father of ecology, celebrated his 301st birthday on Sunday 18th July with a party to remember. Tv and radio broadcaster Clare Balding joined 600 visitors and 25 stall holders to celebrate

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Post 19th July Covid-19 Policies

From the 19th of July we will be relaxing some of our covid-19 measures but generally things will remain the same until further notice. Face coverings will be encouraged but not compulsory. Staff will remain behind screens and wear face coverings where applicable The one-way system in the house &

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