Discover the beautifully restored house and gardens of natural history pioneer Gilbert White. Located in Selborne, a stunning corner of the South Downs National Park, Gilbert White’s 17th century home is now a museum open to visitors.
The extensive 18th century gardens have also been restored to their former glory for visitors to explore, with cottage, herb and kitchen gardens, as well as sweeping lawns and a wildflower meadow.
Visitors can enjoy brunch, lunch and afternoon tea at the café. The original 1765 brewhouse has been reopened and craft beer is brewed onsite and sold in the café.
There are also beehives and our beekeepers producing honey for sale.
1 Nov – 31 Mar, open Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am – 4.30pm
1 Apr – 31 Oct, open Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am – 5pm
Special things to note:
– The original manuscript of the ‘Natural History of Selborne’
– Indoor and outdoor family activities
– Extensive gardens and grounds
– Onsite café and brewery
– Educational centre
– Weddings and events venue
– Bicycle racks for cyclists
Gilbert White’s House & Gardens
Beautifully restored house and gardens of natural history pioneer Gilbert White.
The Wakes, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire, GU34 3JH