Haddenham

Turn End Open Garden

Home » News » Turn End Open Garden
Turn End 01

Bring a book, camera or sketchpad and come and enjoy a leisurely early autumn afternoon in the tranquil surroundings of Turn End garden this Saturday, 17th September from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

Turn End Garden was created by Peter Aldington as a natural extension to the house. It has grown with the buildings, maturing into an internationally renowned garden. A courtyard with a naturalised pool; a small woodland around old apple trees; a curved glade leading to a series of garden rooms — sunken or raised, sunny or shady, geometric or informal — yet all harmonious and unifying irregular geography with the buildings. Turn End garden is a garden whose character changes constantly with the seasons.

The garden and group of three houses is the subject of a book 'A Garden and Three Houses ' in which the late Sir Peter Shepherd commented 'I know of no other garden which packs such riches into so small a space with such interesting and beautiful plants.' The book was reprinted in 2010.

Come and enjoy Teas and homemade cakes. Artist in Residence, Heather Hunter, will be opening her studio exhibiting books and prints. A small selection of plants and the publication 'A Garden and Three Houses' will be available for purchase. We can accept payment by cash or cheque on the day, or in advance by bank transfer.

Adults: £4; Children free. No booking required

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Haddenham Youth FC Junior Girls
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 29 Oct 8:00am

Local Housebuilder to Sponsor Junior Girls' Football TeamThe new junior girls' team at Haddenham Youth Football Club has received a £500 sponsorship from local housebuilder Dandara, who is building The Grove development opposite Tiggywinkles in Haddenham.Dandara's donation will go towards all the kit and equipment needed to set up the new team, giving young girls in the...

Portrait_Carol_Winner
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 28 Oct 7:15am

Haddenham-based Paul Wilkinson crowned UK Portrait Photographer of the Year at annual Master Photography Awards 2020Local photographer Paul Wilkinson has won a string of national accolades including the coveted title of UK Portrait Photographer of the Year with a striking portrait of a lady from Buckinghamshire.The image of Carol, photographed at Paul's studio, scooped the title at...

Georgie Eckardt
Kenny Eckardt: Wed 28 Oct 6:30am

Sadly, Georgie Eckardt lost her long running battle with cancer and quietly slipped away on the night of October 20th. Coming to Haddenham, from Puerto Rico, in June 1991 along with her husband, Kenny and children Robin and Philip... we all felt that we found a real home after traveling and living in a number of different places abroad over the years.Georgie was very active at St. Mary's...