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.
21 March 2018
Turn End, a new 45 minute documentary film by award winning film director Murray Grigor and director of photography Hamid Shams, has just been released on DVD and is available to purchase (£17.50 including p&p) from the Shop.
20 March 2018
Only a few places left on our friendly, informal walk exploring the early spring garden. Jackie Hunt, Turn End's gardener, will explain the range of jobs the garden team undertake over the winter and early spring to prepare the garden for the growing season ahead, including cutting back, pruning, winter protection, greenhouse work, seed sowing, mulching and a programme of repairs and maintenance. We will discover what is currently in flower plus recommendations for plants that provide interest over the winter period. Plant list and seasonal maintenance notes provided plus plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
1 February 2018
Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener, explains some of the work she undertakes at the start of the year including cutting back perennials and pruning wisteria.