White Fan Talks

Round The Year with Gilbert White - Author of The Natural History of Selborne


Join Gilbert White, an Eighteenth Century clergyman and Naturalist and his exotic pet , Thomas Tortoise, for a journey through the changing seasons.

Credit Crunch Gardening

Gilbert White was an enthusiastic gardener.Like most of us he lacked  money and land .Learn how he overcame all difficulties to create his Hampshire garden which you can still visit today.

The Legacy of Gilbert White

Gilbert White is celebrated as an early ecologist. His book was for many years one of the most published in the English Language. The talk is accompanied by a powerpoint presentation and includes amusing musical interludes.


  • "Your love of the subject came over so well and I am sure that it will have inspired many of us to go back and read some of Jane Austen's books again."
    Library Society
    Jane Austen's West Country Links - February 2010
  • "A lovely winter warming event - such fun and very informative"
    Gardens Society
    Round the Year with Gilbert White - November 2009

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