Turn End Trust

Formed in 1998 as the Turn End Charitable Trust. Its objectives are for the benefit of the public generally:

  1. the sympathetic conservation, protection and maintenance of the properties and garden as evolving or living entities, as designed and laid out by Peter John Aldington and to make them available for the use and benefit of the public
  2. the advancement of education and scholarship in the art of building and garden design and in so doing to foster the integration of these two disciplines into a single indivisible process, each element to interact with and be dependant on the other
  3. the promotion of public knowledge and understanding of architecture, planning, landscape architecture and allied subjects

Lord Carrington, Lord Palumbo and architect Richard Murphy are Patrons of the Trust. An exhibition designed by Richard Murphy was made to launch the Trust. It has been shown a number of times in venues from Jersey to Edinburgh, most recently at architects’ practice Allies and Morrison to celebrate Turn End’s 50th anniversary and the launch of the book ‘Houses: Created by Peter Aldington’.

A comprehensive resource pack has been compiled incorporating building and garden assessments, schedules and maintenance manuals. This is intended as the primary reference source for future custodians of the Turn End Estate. In addition the Trust has commissioned two reports from outside consultants.

In 2014 the Trust launched its first programme of public events and educational activities, including open afternoons, guided walks of the garden, horticulture classes, creative workshops and a sculpture exhibition. The Trust continues to develop the events programme to help make the house and garden more regularly accessible to the public.

The Trust also runs a Friends Scheme to support the development of educational, creative and community use of Turn End and help secure its future.

Find out more about Trust events at our blog: http://turnend.wordpress.com

This pivoting door and upper window are the most dominant features on the spring garden side of the house.
This pivoting door and upper window are the most dominant features on the spring garden side of the house.