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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16th November 2018 

Turn End film London premiere

On Tuesday 13 November the Garden Museum hosted the latest screening of the documentary about Turn End.

8th November 2018  

NEW for 2019 - Design Lessons in the Garden

A new four week course ‘Design Lessons in the Garden’ studying the key principles of garden design in the beautiful and private setting of Turn End. Spring and Autumn course available.

5th November 2018 

What’s on

Our events for 2019 have now been uploaded on our Events page. Please sign up for email alerts to receive notification of new events as they are added.

A day visit for Groups to Hartwell House and Turn End garden

We are pleased to announce a new event for Groups in partnership with Hartwell House. From May to September, groups of 15-30 people will be able to enjoy a day visit to the two contrasting gardens of Hartwell House and Turn End garden. More details and how to book on our Group Visits page.