Turn End Trust


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Turn End, a small but very special corner of Haddenham, is made up of an award-winning house and an internationally renowned garden designed by Haddenham architect, Peter Aldington, in the 1960s. The contemporary design of the house, one of a cluster of three, combines modern architecture with traditional features of village buildings – something of a symbol for these times of change, and still feels fresh and modern, even after 50 years. The garden, created as a natural extension to the house, is rich in unexpected angles, nooks and vistas and has become a source of inspiration for gardeners from around the world. It is also home to two artists’ studios. Awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Award for Architecture in 1970, the ensemble of house and garden is widely regarded as a prime example of the blend between modern architecture and landscape design and attracts visitors from across the UK and beyond, many having become architects or landscape designers as a result.

Turn End Trust was set up as a registered charity with the aim of protecting this small estate and making it available as a peaceful haven for the benefit of the wider community. Since 2014, the Trust has been hosting a programme of small-scale events relating to the house and garden, creating different ways for people to enjoy this special space. The Trust also operates a Friends Scheme offering private access to the garden twice a month from May to October, participation in exclusive Friends events, and free entry to most other events. During events in the garden, the studios of artist, Heather Hunter and photographer, Paul Wilkinson are also open to visitors.

Forthcoming events include:

National Garden Scheme Open Day
Monday 2nd May 2016: 14.00 – 17.30
Adults £4; Children free. No booking required
Explore Turn End garden in late spring. Visit the studios of artist-in-residence Heather Hunter and award-winning photographer Paul Wilkinson. Teas and homemade cakes for Christian Aid. Plants, greetings cards and books for sale.

Sculpture Exhibition (in conjunction with Bucks Open Studios)
Saturday 18th June – Sunday 26th June 2016 11.00 – 18.00. Free admission
An exhibition of outdoor sculptures assembled by Lendon Scantlebury, in various media by a wide range of artists, to complement any size and style of garden. Teas and homemade cakes.

Bucks Open Studios Saturday 18th June – Sunday 26th June 2016 11.00 – 17.00
Free admission Heather Hunter & Jean Mould-Hart: a busy studio showing new work plus ongoing experiments in mixed-media for use in books/related arts. Paul Wilkinson FMPA FBIPP FSWPP: one of the UK’s most in-demand photographers, specialising in portrait & wedding photography.

50th Anniversary: Turn End Garden Party Admission to Friends or by invitation. Limited tickets available.
Sunday 10th July 2016: 13.30 – 18.30
To celebrate Peter & Margaret Aldington and 50 years of Turn End – a unique opportunity to visit the garden, the three houses and the studios. Music, teas & homemade cakes, then drinks and canapes.

Fundraising Event with Richard Bisgrove Saturday 6th August 2016: 15.30 – 18.30 Adults: £25. Booking required
An afternoon and talk on ‘The Modern Garden’ and the modern garden with the distinguished horticulturalist and trustee Richard Bisgrove. Teas, homemade cakes, then drinks and canapes.

House and Garden Open Day
Monday 29th August 2016: 14.00 – 17.30 Adults £15; Children free.
No booking required
Visit this award-winning family home, meet Peter and Margaret Aldington, who built it, and explore the enchanting series of walled gardens.
Teas and homemade cakes.

Open Garden Saturday 17th September 2016: 14.00 – 17.00 Adults: £4; Children free.
No booking required
A leisurely autumn afternoon in Turn End garden Teas and homemade

Become a Friend of Turn End and enjoy private access to the garden (1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month (from May to October) and free entry to all ticketed events (except for the NGS event on 2nd May 2016 and the Fundraising event on 6th August 2016). Individual membership £25, Joint membership £35).

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Telephone 07591 018601
Address HP17 8BG
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