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.

Turn End is still the Aldington’s family home. It is not open every day but you are welcome to visit at one of our public events or by booking a group visit by appointment to the garden.


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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8th October 2019

Turn End Talk: Legacies of English Gardens: Lakes, Central Heating and the Shard. A talk with author Roderick Floud

An illustrated short lecture to mark the publication of Roderick Floud’s book An Economic History of the English Garden. Roderick will discuss how gardening has transformed our landscape, our townscape and our lives. More here

Volunteer for our house and garden events

We rely on a team of friendly and active volunteers to help run our programme of events including preparing the garden, setting up events, talking with visitors and providing refreshments, among other tasks.  You can read more about volunteering at Turn End in our Case Study complied in association with Community Impact Bucks. If you would like to join our friendly team, please get in touch: turnendtrustevents@gmail.com.