I’m Jackie Hunt and I’ve been the gardener here at Turn End for 3 years.
Peter Aldington, who created the garden, has cleverly developed a series of distinct but harmonious ‘garden rooms’, each with their own character and planting style. The site is a modest 5/8 of an acre, yet as you pass through arches in ancient walls and are enclosed by mature trees and dense planting, the garden feels much bigger.
Turn End is a fantastic place to garden. From the earliest bulbs such as snowdrops and Iris ‘Katherine Hodgkin’ to the glorious autumn colours, there is always something of interest in the garden. And plenty to keep me busy – whether it be planning our forthcoming events programme, researching new and interesting plants or working with fantastic local craftspeople to care for the house and garden.
I hope you’ll enjoy visiting our blog to find out more about Turn End. We’ll be posting details of how you can visit us at our special events and open days, sharing stories about Turn End and keeping you up to date about the garden, including monthly tips and advice.
Please also visit our website to see photos of Turn End and find out more about us and the Turn End Charitable Trust: