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Past Event: Midsummer Night's Tour

  • Turn End Townside Haddenham, England, HP17 8BG United Kingdom (map)

Join Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener, for a glass of Pimms or cordial and a leisurely stroll around Turn End garden to celebrate the longest day of the year.

Jackie will introduce the garden’s history and explain how the garden is managed. We will explore the various areas of the garden, each planted in a different style and to suit the varying conditions and discover the working areas ‘behind the scenes’. Jackie will point out her favourite plants of interest in mid summer.

When Peter and Margret Aldington bought the land in 1963 it was densely overgrown to a height of 20 feet in places. It had once been a garden and the attraction was the mixture of mature deciduous and coniferous trees, ancient mud walls and Victorian Coach House. Over the past 50 years the garden has been transformed into a unique and enchanting series of garden rooms, sunken or raised, sunny or shady, geometric or informal, yet all harmonious and unifying the irregular geography with the buildings. Over the past 7 years Jackie and her fellow gardeners have been gradually developing the different planting themes of each area of the garden.

The garden and our small plant nursery will be open after the talk to explore at your leisure. 

£15 (Friends: free, children: free)

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