Our third public screening of the Turn End film, made about Peter Aldington’s home and garden by documentary makers Murray Grigor and Hamid Shams, was enjoyed by a sell out audience at the Garden Museum on Tuesday 13 November.
Come and enjoy a rare visit of Turn End House and Garden on August Bank Holiday Monday - 27th August 2018 from 2.00pm-5.00pm and observe Peter Aldington's ethos of connecting house to garden; inside to outside.
The garden is open this Monday 7 May between 2.00 and 5.30pm as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Join us to enjoy late spring in the garden and help us raise funds for nursing and caring charities.
On Saturday 3rd June, Turn End Trust hosted its first Turn End tour visiting four built projects in Buckinghamshire by Aldington Craig and Collinge (Peter Aldington's former practice). A group of 20 enthusiasts joined Peter and explored inside four private houses not usually open to visitors. The houses visited exhibit principles for which the practice is known including open planning and the linking of indoors and outdoors, village houses that are sympathetic to their locality yet make a striking contribution to the environment, and the simplicity, directness and honesty of building and materials. Here Mike Stiff, Director of Stiff and Trevillion Architects gives his account of the day.
The Turn End Charitable Trust is organising a programme of events in Turn End house and garden for 2015 including walks, practical workshops, open days and our popular garden sculpture exhibition.
This July, the Turn End Charitable Trust welcomes an exciting exhibition of outdoor sculptures. The exhibition is set within the tranquil setting of Turn End gardens. Visitors to the exhibition will see an enticing selection of traditional and contemporary artworks, all for sale, from local, national and international artists.
‘Sculpture in the Garden’ is spearheaded by Lendon Scantlebury. Lendon has curated hugely successful exhibitions including ‘Sculpture in the Vineyard’ at Bothy Vineyard in 2013 and the recent ’Art in Ardington’ village exhibition which attracted over 6000 visitors. Based in Wantage, Lendon has run his own bronze foundry and sculpture casting business for over 30 years, as well as undertaking sculpture restoration. The exhibition at Turn End is co-curated by Lindsay Waring, herself an accomplished sculptor.
This year the Turn End Trust is launching a new programme of events in Turn End gardens.
The Trust (Charity No. 1072771) was set up to promote the conservation of the properties and garden as evolving or living entities, the advancement of education and scholarship in the art of building and garden design, and the promotion of public knowledge and understanding of architecture, planning, landscape architecture and allied subjects.