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Gilbert White's House, High Street, Selborne, Alton,
Hampshire, GU34 3JH

01420 511275

01420 511040

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

House, Garden, Parkland and facilities,
1 January - 17 February, Friday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm
18 February - 31 March, Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm
1 April - 31 October, Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 5.15 pm
1 November - 21 December, Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Also every Bank Holiday Monday and Mondays throughout July & August

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Something to see at all times of the year

To see:

Plants of 18th century

Admission Prices

Adult £9.50; Concession £8.50; Family (2A + 3C) £24.00; Under 16 £4.00; Under 5 Free Garden only: £7.50; Groups (10+): Adult £7.50

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dog in garden only, on lead. Parking within the village. Limited facilities for disabled. For special events - see own website -

Garden Features & Events

30 acres of parkland and garden with planting and features of the 18th century.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Gilbert White's Tea Parlour

Inns & Pubs:

Selborne Arms, Selborne The Queens, Selborne Trooper Inn, Froxfield Green White Horse Inn, Priors Dean Hawkley Inn, Hawkley

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Alton & Petersfield

Description of Garden

The 30 acres of garden and parkland of Gilbert White's House are set against the backdrop of the magnificent beech clad Selborne hanger, which provides ever-changing seasonal colour.
The garden has a quirky originality of its own and its focus on 18th century planting means that it has much to offer the true plantsman but it can be equally enjoyed for its tranquillity, simple charm and beauty.

History Of Garden

Great care has been taken to reintroduce both plants and features described by Gilbert White in his writings. These include the luxuriant borders of the 'Six Quarters', the kitchen garden and the Ha-has. Other highlights include the 'Wine Pipe' seat, designed to afford him 360 degree views of his modest landscape garden.

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