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Patrons Tour of Blackmoor Village and Gilbert White's House

Tuesday 5 September
10am - 4.15pm
£20 suggested donation (includes transportation, morning coffee and lunch)

Join a private tour of Blackmoor, a textbook example of a Victorian estate village, at the kind invitation of Lord and Lady Selborne. The village was designed by Alfred Waterhouse RA, the great British architect who is associated with Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. Waterhouse is perhaps best known for his designs for Manchester Town Hall and the Natural History Museum in London. The village sits in the Blackmoor Estate which is best known for growing English apples and pears.

The day will include a visit to Temple Manor, Lord and Lady Selborne's beautiful home, garden and orchard with stunning views towards Surrey and West Sussex, and Blackmoor House and St Matthew's Church. After lunch, we will travel to the pretty village of Selborne for a visit to Gilbert White's House, The Wakes and its garden. White was the David Attenborough of his day; his fieldwork was pioneering and inspired Darwin, and his influence felt in pastoral English writing from The Mill on the Floss to The Wind in the Willows.

To RSVP, please contact developmentofficer@wattsgallery.org.uk or call 01483 813597.