Turn End is one of three houses designed and built in the 1960s by architect Peter Aldington in the village of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.

The three houses received a Royal Institute of British Architects Award for Architecture in 1970 and were listed at Grade II* in 2006;  only a handful of post war houses are listed at this grade.  In November 2017 Historic England listed Turn End’s garden at Grade II and added it to the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. At that time Turn End was the only post-war listed house and garden created by the same hand.

As modern housing, made of wood, concrete block and glass, in a traditional setting, the group has always been celebrated as a rare British representative amongst the best of European housing design and has welcomed visitors from all over the world.  Turn End's garden, designed and made by Peter as a natural extension to the house, grew with the buildings, maturing into a world renowned garden. Turn End has provided teaching material for students of architecture and landscape design, been written about nationally and internationally and photographed widely.


Find out about Peter Aldington's three award-winning village houses and Grade II Listed garden.

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What's On

Turn End Trust runs a programme of events and workshops throughout the year. 

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14 August 2018  

Turn End House opens for rare visit

Come and enjoy a rare visit of Turn End House and Garden on August Bank Holiday Monday - 27th August 2018 from 2.00pm-5.00pm and observe Peter Aldington's ethos of connecting house to garden; inside to outside.  

6 August 2018    

Friends' Summer events - drop in propagation workshops

Join Jackie Hunt, Turn End's gardener, to learn how to take cuttings from plants in your garden. Friendly, informal drop-in sessions for Friends of Turn End only. Tuesday 7 and Thursday 23 August 2.30-5.00pm in the garden.

9 July 2018  

Lord Carrington, 1919-2018

The Turn End Trust was saddened to learn of the death of Lord Carrington on 9 July 2018. Lord Carrington was a founding patron of the Turn End Trust. Peter Aldington recalls how Lord Carrington became involved with Turn End.