Study day at Selborne, the home of the naturalist, Gilbert White

Posted on December 13th, 2010 by Charles Boot
Jun ’11
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Study day at Selborne, the home of the naturalist, Gilbert White

Tuesday 21 June

The Reverend Gilbert White (1720–93), author of The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, spent most of his life in the village Selborne. His garden, well recorded by him in his letters, diaries and journals, has been largely restored to its 18th-century form with much advice from Kim Wilkie. There will be a tour of the garden with the Head Gardener, David Standing (who lectured to the Society in winter 2010), the chance to explore Gilbert White’s house and the village of Selborne, and an optional guided climb up the Zig Zag, created by White, to Selborne Common, now owned by the National Trust.

Cost: £30, £35 non-members. For further information and a booking form please email: events@gardenhistorysociety.org, or write to: The GHS 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ (marking your envelope ‘Gilbert White’ and including an SAE).


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