Inside/Outside - In Conversation with Peter Aldington and Gary Collins, Chair of Turn End Trust
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Inside/Outside - In Conversation with Peter Aldington and Gary Collins, Chair of Turn End Trust

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Join Turn End’s creator, Peter Aldington, and Chair of Turn End Trust, Gary Collins, for an informal conversation in Turn End house and garden about the relationship of the houses and Turn End to their outside spaces.  With a slide show of other examples. Includes morning tea/coffee. More

£50

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National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Afternoon
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Afternoon

Join us for our annual charity garden open afternoon. Enjoy the garden’s late spring colour and help the National Gardens Scheme fundraise for nursing and caring charities.  Studio of Artist in Residence Heather Hunter open. Teas and homemade cakes in support of Christian Aid. Home-grown plants for sale.

Adults: £4.50 (Children: free) Tickets on door

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NEW for Spring 2019: Design Lessons in the Garden (week 1 of four week course)
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

NEW for Spring 2019: Design Lessons in the Garden (week 1 of four week course)

Course dates: Tuesday 14th May, Tuesday 21st May, Tuesday 4th June and Tuesday 11th June

A NEW introductory four week garden design course studying the key principles of garden design in the acclaimed setting of Turn End house and gardens. Led by garden designer Deborah Lewis.

This introductory garden design course beings inside the house at Turn End where we can experience the magic that happens when house and garden meet as one; a place where the design of inside/outside is so integrated that each can be seen to elevate the success of the other. From here we continue into the gardens at Turn End where over four mornings we look at the key principles of garden design in this beautiful and private setting. This course is designed both to free you of limiting preconceptions about your own garden and to open your creativity; whilst giving a clear understanding of the enabling principles of good design..  This course is also helpful for those considering the sensitive placement of new buildings or home-offices within their gardens or considering extending their home into the garden. Includes morning tea/coffee. More

£160 for 4 week course:

Tuesday 14th May, Tuesday 21st May, Tuesday 4th June and Tuesday 11th June

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House and Garden Open Day
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

House and Garden Open Day

Join the Trustees of Turn End Trust for a rare visit of the wonderfully expressive Turn End house and garden, the family home of Peter and Margaret Aldington.  Observe Peter’s ethos of connecting inside to outside and experience house and garden as a total enterprise.  Enjoy the enchanting series of walled gardens made up of secret places and visit the garden studio of Artist in Residence Heather Hunter. Teas and homemade cakes.  Home-grown plants for sale. More

£15 (Friends: free, children: free)

Join as Friends (Individual £25/Joint £35) and enjoy free entry and free/discounted entry to other events.

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Turn End in partnership with Waddesdon Manor.   A morning tour of Flint House and Golden Mede followed by an afternoon visit to Turn End House and Garden
Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Turn End in partnership with Waddesdon Manor. A morning tour of Flint House and Golden Mede followed by an afternoon visit to Turn End House and Garden

Join the Trustees of Turn End Trust and Pippa Shirley, Head of Collections and Gardens at Waddesdon Manor for a private tour of Flint House, the winner of the 2015 RIBA House of the Year Award.  Visit the show home of Golden Mede, a residential project led by the Rothschild Foundation, under the personal patronage and vision of the Rothschild family, and hear Architect Rolf Nielsen talk about his vision for this contemporary British housing.  Bring a packed lunch to enjoy in Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion, a Rothschild building also on the Waddesdon Estate, before visiting the award-winning Turn End house and its listed garden.  Transport provided (to and from Flint House from the Cricket Pavilion). Some walking required. Tea/coffee on arrival and own packed lunch (in Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion).  Teas and homemade cakes in Turn End garden. More

£65 (Friends: £55, children: free)

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House and Garden Open Day
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

House and Garden Open Day

Join the Trustees of Turn End Trust for a rare visit of the wonderfully expressive Turn End house and garden, the family home of Peter and Margaret Aldington.  Observe Peter’s ethos of connecting inside to outside and experience house and garden as a total enterprise.  Enjoy the enchanting series of walled gardens made up of secret places and visit the garden studio of Artist in Residence Heather Hunter. Teas and homemade cakes.  Home-grown plants for sale. More

£15 (Friends: free, children: free)

Join as Friends (Individual £25/Joint £35) and enjoy free entry and free/discounted entry to other events.

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NEW for Autumn 2019: Design Lessons in the Garden (week 1 of four week course)
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

NEW for Autumn 2019: Design Lessons in the Garden (week 1 of four week course)

Course Dates: Tuesday 17th September, Tuesday 24th September, Tuesday 1st October, Tuesday 8th October.

A NEW introductory four week garden design course studying the key principles of garden design in the acclaimed setting of Turn End house and gardens. Led by garden designer Deborah Lewis.

This introductory garden design course beings inside the house at Turn End where we can experience the magic that happens when house and garden meet as one; a place where the design of inside/outside is so integrated that each can be seen to elevate the success of the other. From here we continue into the gardens at Turn End where over four mornings we look at the key principles of garden design in this beautiful and private setting. This course is designed both to free you of limiting preconceptions about your own garden and to open your creativity; whilst giving a clear understanding of the enabling principles of good design.  This course is also helpful for those considering the sensitive placement of new buildings or home-offices within their gardens or considering extending their home into the garden. Includes morning tea/coffee. More

£160 for 4 week course:

Tuesday 17th September, Tuesday 24th September, Tuesday 1st October, Tuesday 8th October.

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Past Event: London Premiere Screening of Turn End, the film at the Garden Museum, London
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Past Event: London Premiere Screening of Turn End, the film at the Garden Museum, London

Don’t miss the London Premiere screening of the film, Turn End at the delightful Garden Museum (5 Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7LB).  Enjoy a Question and Answer session led by landscape architect Dominic Cole OBE and President of The Gardens Trust with Peter Aldington OBE, Turn End’s Gardener Jackie Hunt, the film maker Murray Grigor OBE and architectural historian Elain Harwood.

£20 (including wine reception) (Friends: £15.00)

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Garden Cafe

The Garden Café will be open from 6.00pm, serving drinks and seasonal suppers. Booking in advance is essential if you would like supper before or following the premiere.

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Past Event: Putting the Garden to Bed
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Past Event: Putting the Garden to Bed

Join Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener for a walk around the autumn garden identifying plants with late season interest. Jackie will explain autumn jobs to prepare the garden for winter, such as collecting seeds, putting away the collection of succulents and tender plants, lifting cannas and dahlias, planting bulbs, dividing plants and protecting vulnerable plants in the garden from the winter cold.  

£10 (Friends: £8.50)

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Past Event: Turn End Talk: Rescuing Ruins – a Personal Perspective.  An afternoon and talk with Alastair Dick-Cleland, Landmark Trust
Sep
1
2:30 PM14:30

Past Event: Turn End Talk: Rescuing Ruins – a Personal Perspective. An afternoon and talk with Alastair Dick-Cleland, Landmark Trust

Come and meet Alastair Dick-Cleland. Alastair has worked for the Landmark Trust, one of the UK’s largest building preservation trusts, for over 20 years. The Trust specialises in rescuing buildings of architectural and historic importance, and then restores them to the highest standards as self-catering holiday lets, available to anyone to stay in. Alastair is their Conservation Manager and looks after a wide portfolio of Landmark’s properties in the south and east of England.  He will tell us about a range of the different projects he has been involved with, illustrating their transformation from derelict and ruinous ‘at risk’ buildings to beautifully restored Landmark Trust letting properties.

£15 (Friends £12.00)

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Past Event: House and Garden Open Day
Aug
27
2:00 PM14:00

Past Event: House and Garden Open Day

Another opportunity to visit this award-winning family home, meet Peter and Margaret Aldington, who built it, and explore the enchanting series of walled gardens.  The studios of Artist in Residence Heather Hunter, who specialises in artist’s books and printing and multi-award winning photographer Paul Wilkinson will also be open to explore.  Teas and homemade cakes.

£15 (Friends: free, children: free)

Join as Friends (Individual £25/Joint £35) and enjoy free entry and free/discounted entry to other events

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Past Event: Quiet Garden
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Past Event: Quiet Garden

Late June sees the garden in full bloom, with cascades of scented climbing roses and a rich tapestry of colour in the borders. Explore the enchanting series of garden spaces including the dry garden with its grasses and pots of succulents, the cool shady spring garden under old apples trees, grassy glades under mature trees, and courtyards with colourful bedding and a pool and fountain. Bring a picnic blanket or find one of our secluded benches and take a moment to relax, read or just enjoy the surroundings.

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Past Event: Midsummer Night's Tour
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Past Event: Midsummer Night's Tour

Back by popular demand! Join Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener to explore the sights and scents of the garden on the longest day of the year. Enjoy a glass of bubbly or cordial on arrival followed by a leisurely stroll to explore all areas of the garden. Jackie will introduce the history and design of the garden, visit ‘behind the scenes’ working areas and look at plants looking their best at this time of year.  Plenty of opportunity to explore the garden after the walk, ask questions and buy home-grown plants.

£15 (Friends: free, children: free)

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Past Event: Turn End in partnership with Waddesdon Manor - a tour of Flint House and the Windmill Hill Archives with a private screening of the film, Turn End
Jun
6
1:45 PM13:45

Past Event: Turn End in partnership with Waddesdon Manor - a tour of Flint House and the Windmill Hill Archives with a private screening of the film, Turn End

Join the Trustees of Turn End Trust and staff from Waddesdon Manor for a private tour of Flint House and the Windmill Hill Archive building, both set in the heart of the Waddesdon Estate.  Meet for coffee at Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion, a Rothschild building also on the Waddesdon Estate.   Join Pippa Shirley, Head of Collections and Gardens for a tour of Flint House, the winner of the 2015 RIBA House of the Year Award and Catherine Taylor, Head Archivist for a tour of Windmill Hill and look at a selection of Archive material.  Enjoy a private screening in the Bawden Room of the film Turn End, a new 45 minute documentary by award-winning film director Murray Grigor and Director of Photography Hamid Shams which tells the story of the creation of the group of three houses and garden by Architect Peter Aldington and how their design reflects the unique features of the old Buckinghamshire village. The tour concludes with a Q&A session with architects Gary Collins and Julian Gitsham, Trustees of Turn End.  Transport included, some walking required. 

£40 (Friends: £30)

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Past Event: Turn End in partnership with Waddesdon Manor - a tour of Flint House and the Windmill Hill Archives with a private screening of the film Turn End
Jun
6
9:45 AM09:45

Past Event: Turn End in partnership with Waddesdon Manor - a tour of Flint House and the Windmill Hill Archives with a private screening of the film Turn End

Join the Trustees of Turn End Trust and staff from Waddesdon Manor for a private tour of Flint House and the Windmill Hill Archive building, both set in the heart of the Waddesdon Estate.  Meet for coffee at Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion, a Rothschild building also on the Waddesdon Estate.   Join Pippa Shirley, Head of Collections and Gardens for a tour of Flint House, the winner of the 2015 RIBA House of the Year Award and Catherine Taylor, Head Archivist for a tour of Windmill Hill and look at a selection of Archive material.  Enjoy a private screening in the Bawden Room of the film Turn End, a new 45 minute documentary by award-winning film director Murray Grigor and Director of Photography Hamid Shams which tells the story of the creation of the group of three houses and garden by Architect Peter Aldington and how their design reflects the unique features of the old Buckinghamshire village. The tour concludes with a Q&A session with architects Gary Collins and Julian Gitsham, Trustees of Turn End.  Transport included, some walking required. 

£40 (Friends: £30)

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Past Event: Turn End, the film screened at the Bodleian Libraries
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Past Event: Turn End, the film screened at the Bodleian Libraries

Come and enjoy a screening of the film Turn End in the Lecture theatre of the Weston Library, one of the Libraries in the Bodleian Libraries group, renovated in 2015. Hosted by the Friends of the Bodleian and the Trustees of Turn End, the showing of the 45-minute long film will be followed by questions and discussion led by Professor John Creaser with film director Murray Grigor, director of photography Hamid Shams, architect Peter Aldington and Turn End's gardener, Jackie Hunt.

£12 (refreshments included) are available online at:

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Cheques (made payable to the Friends of the Bodleian) should be sent to the Friends’ Administrator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

Photo Copyright: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

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Past Event: National Gardens Scheme Open Day
May
7
2:00 PM14:00

Past Event: National Gardens Scheme Open Day

Explore Turn End’s intriguing series of garden rooms at our annual charity open day. Visit the studio of Artist-in-Residence Heather Hunter, who specialises in artists’ books and prints and the studio of multi-award winning portrait photographer Paul Wilkinson.  Proceeds to NGS who support caring and nursing charities.

Plants and books for sale.  Teas and homemade cakes for Christian Aid.

£4.50 Tickets on door

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Past Event: House and Garden Open Weekend with Garden Sculpture and Artist Studios
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Past Event: House and Garden Open Weekend with Garden Sculpture and Artist Studios

Visit this award-winning family home and explore the enchanting series of walled gardens. Enjoy the Sculpture Exhibition which will bring together the work of ten local sculptors with pieces intriguingly displayed throughout the garden rooms of Turn End.  The studios of Artist in Residence Heather Hunter, who specialises in artist’s books and printing and multi-award winning photographer Paul Wilkinson will also be open to explore.  Teas and homemade cakes.

Also open on Saturday (and again on Sunday) from 2pm-5pm.   

£15 (Friends: free, children: free)

Join as Friends (Individual £25/Joint £35) and enjoy free entry and free/discounted entry to other events

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Past Event: House and Garden Open Weekend with Garden Sculpture and Artist Studios
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Past Event: House and Garden Open Weekend with Garden Sculpture and Artist Studios

Visit this award-winning family home and explore the enchanting series of walled gardens. Enjoy the Sculpture Exhibition which will bring together the work of ten local sculptors with pieces intriguingly displayed throughout the garden rooms of Turn End.  The studios of Artist in Residence Heather Hunter, who specialises in artist’s books and printing and multi-award winning photographer Paul Wilkinson will also be open to explore.  Teas and homemade cakes.

Open on Saturday (and again on Sunday) from 2pm-5pm.   

£15 (Friends: free, children: free)

Join as Friends (Individual £25/Joint £35) and enjoy free entry and free/discounted entry to other events.

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Past Event: Getting the Garden Ready
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Past Event: Getting the Garden Ready

Join Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener for an exploration of the garden in mid spring. Explaining jobs undertaken over winter such as pruning and mulching, Jackie will also identify plants that provide interest and scent over winter and early spring including plants for winter structure, early flowering shrubs and spring bulbs. 

£10 (Friends: £8.50, children: free)

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Past Event: Turn End, the Film (Haddenham Youth and Community Centre)
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Past Event: Turn End, the Film (Haddenham Youth and Community Centre)

Another opportunity to see Turn End, a new 45 minute documentary by award winning film director Murray Grigor and director of photography Hamid Shams, first screened in August 2017.  The film tells the story of the creation of the group of three houses and garden (now 50 years old and admired by visitors from around the world) and how their design reflects the unique features of the old English village, Haddenham village.  

7pm in Haddenham Community Centre

£5.00

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