Turn End

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Townside, Haddenham, Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire, HP17 8BG

07591 018601 / 01844 291817



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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

www.turnend.org.uk/ Annual event programe.

Saturday 28th  April 2018. Sunday 29th April 2018 14:00 - 17:00. Monday 27th August 2018.

No parking on site. On street parking with consideration for our neighbours.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Garden Only, Parties of 10 or more by appointment.

House Open for Viewing: Yes

House and Garden Open Days (only) - Sunday 28 June 2015, 14.00-17.30 Adults £15 on the door, children free

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Monday 7 May 2018 2.00-5.30pm Adults £4.50, children free. Home-made teas, artists' studios, plant sales.

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring - early Summer

To see:

Bulbs, irises, early roses, water garden, blossom.

Admission Prices

Group visits to the garden by appointment £7.50 pp. incl. introductory talk. Special events, prices as publicised.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: No
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Disabled Access: Limited. The garden includes gravel and stone paths, narrow archways and some steps.
Teas on some days only.
The publication 'A Garden and Three Houses' by Jane Brown & Richard Bryant 1999, tells the story of Turn End. For sale via website. Teas at some events only.

Please visit our website for full details of our events programme: https://turnend.org.com/
Email turnendtrustevents@gmail.com to join our mailing list.

Garden Features & Events

Featured on TV and internationally in magazines.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
II* (house)
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Hartwell House Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon Foxhill, Kingsey, Bucks. Farmhouse accom.


Little Italy Espresso Bar, High Street Haddenham, Cafe House of Spice, Fort End Haddenham, Indian La Chouette

Inns & Pubs:

The Kings Head, High Street Haddenam

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Waddesdon Manor Thame Aylesbury Haddenham Village Green (duck pond) Haddenham Museum

Description of Garden

A post-war listed house (not open) closely integrated with garden rooms of differing character which have evolved over the past 30 years. The sequence of individual spaces offers focal points and vistas at every turn. Sunken or raised beds, formal box-edging or climbers and unusual plants are displayed against a framework of old walls and mature trees. A plantsman's garden in less than one acre within the village. The well-known authority on gardens, Sir Peter Shepherd said of Turn End, I know of no other garden which packs such riches into so small a space with such beautiful and interesting plants.

History Of Garden

In the mid-1960's the architect, Peter Aldington, demonstrated how it is possible, against all the usual opponents, planners etc., to add three houses to an ancient village whilst complementing and enhancing it. He lives in the largest of them and created this garden to complete the effect.

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