When: 15th – 16th June 2013 (Father’s Day weekend), 10.30am – 5pm
Where: Gilbert White’s House & Garden, Selborne, Hampshire
£: Entry into the Unusual Plants Fair costs £6 for adults and £2.50 for children under 16. Tickets to the fair only can be purchased on arrival at the Gracious Street field entrance; alternatively, admission is included in the cost of a full museum ticket, available at the main High Street entrance. Entry into both the house and garden is £8.50 adults, £7.50 concessions, £3 for under 16s and free for under 5s. Family tickets (two adults and three children) are £20.
What is it?
Gilbert White’s House & Garden and The Oates Collection at Selborne, East Hampshire is holding its 21st annual Unusual Plants Fair on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, which is also Father’s Day weekend.
Set against the backdrop of the stunning Selborne Hanger and tucked behind the house where ‘the man who started us all bird watching’ lived and wrote, the ancient parkland provides the perfect showcase for specialist growers and suppliers from across southern England. The Unusual Plants Fair offers a diversity of rare plants, bulbs, seeds and trees, not normally found in a garden centre, as well as accessories and expertise; it promises to be an inspirational day out for hardy and novice gardeners alike.
There is ample free car parking on-site, plus a plant crèche with wheelbarrow service to your car; additional free spaces are available in the village car park behind the Selborne Arms. Refreshments, including a hog roast or barbecue, will be on offer or take a picnic to enjoy the tranquillity, simple charm and beauty of Gilbert White’s Garden.
Visitors to the house can also discover the stories of three great explorers of the natural world in the unique galleries. These include the pioneering 18th century naturalist, Gilbert White himself; Captain Lawrence Oates of the final Scott Antarctic expedition of 1911-1912, and Victorian explorer of Central America and Africa, Frank Oates.
More info: www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk