New for 2019. Join us on a trip to the wonderful county of Hampshire to visit Gilbert White’s house. White was a “parson-naturalist“, a pioneering English naturalist and is best known for his book Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. He is regarded by many as England‘s first ecologist, and one of those who shaped the modern attitude of respect for nature.
The house is situated in the pretty village of Selborne, and behind the imposing frontage of Gilbert White’s House, ‘The Wakes’, lies beauty, tranquillity and history in 30 acres of ancient parkland and carefully restored gardens. You will marvel at the quirky features, glorious vistas and creative planting which are delightful whatever the season or weather. Gilbert White was an experimental, keen and enthusiastic gardener and elements he designed include the wine-pipe seat, the cut-out statue of Hercules and two hahas plus the herb garden, kitchen garden and ‘six quarters’. 18th century planting ensures that the garden has much to offer the true plantsman, but it can be equally enjoyed for its tranquillity, simple charm and beauty.
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|Date:||Thursday 12th September 2019|
|Expected Return Time:||18:30|
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