Gilbert White's House and Garden and The Oates Collection

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Discover the fascinating stories of three explorers of the natural world- Gilbert White, 18th century author and naturalist; Frank Oates, Victorian explorer of America and Africa; Captain Lawrence Oates who famously lost his life on Scott's ill fated expedition to Antarctica 1911-1912

Explore the charming house, 25 acres of restored gardens and ancient parkland with award winning tea parlour, gift shop and plant sales- We have all you need for an interesting day out.

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Opening hours

Open all year - please see our website for details

Admission charges

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Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, World Cultures

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nature festival

Nature Festival

  • 27 — 28 May 2017 10:30am

Join us for our Nature Festival Celebrate the Nature on your doorstep… No need to book. Just turn up!

* Interactive stalls

* Guided Walks

* Nature games and activities

* Live demonstrations

* Nature Exploration

There is plenty to do for all ages and we hope you spend the day with us. Learn more with each activity you participate in and find out how you may get involved in making a difference! Each stall has a nature activity and once completed you earn a stamp for your nature passport.

Organisations providing stalls include:

The RSPB . South Downs National Park Authority . The National Trust . Hampshire Fungus Recording Group . Hamshire Bat Group . Fresh Water Habitats . Hampshire Ornithological Society and More…

Join Our 24h BioBlitz May 27th 10.30am – 10.30am the following Day – Tickets are available for evening and breakfast activities

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admission: Adult £7 Child £3

Admission price includes the house and grounds


Gilbert White's House and Garden and The Oates Collection
The Wakes
High Street
GU34 3JH

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01420 511275


01420 511040

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