Gilbert White's House & Gardens
The Wakes, High Street, Selborne, Alton GU34 3JH, UK
About Gilbert White's House & Gardens
The historic house was the home of the eighteenth-century pioneering naturalist Gilbert White; whose major work The Natural History of Selborne has never been out of print since its publication in 1789. The House is surrounded by 25 acres of majestic restored garden and parkland, which specializes in eighteenth-century plants and gardening methods inspired by Gilbert White. Its unique and diverse, interactive Museum also boasts a fantastic café that serves food throughout the day, a well-stocked
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