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.
Discover highlights of the garden with a series of seasonal walks with Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener. We’ll discover plants of interest, introduce seasonal maintenance and explore working areas behind the scenes. Jackie will also talk about her favourite part of the garden and its ever-changing selection of drought tolerant pants, in a new event for 2015 – Talking Beds: The Dry Garden.
Here at Turn End we propagate many plants throughout the year to grow in the garden or sell on our small nursery. Jackie will be joined by horticulturalist Lindsay Engers for two hands-on, informal gardening workshops that introduce beginners (or improvers) to a range of propagation techniques, including seed sowing, division and a range of cuttings. These friendly and informal workshops are a lovely way to explore the gardens and discover tips and propagation techniques to try at home. Please bring along any of your own plant material that you’d like to know how to propagate!
Join us for our inspiring creative workshops, within the peaceful surroundings of the Turn End estate. Turn End’s Artist in Residence, Heather Hunter, will demonstrate how to make your own wrap-around leather journals and checkerboard spine albums for small treasures. With artist Jean Mould-Hart you can learn how to make fine strong papers from abaca and kosso fibres, for printing, folding, wrapping and pleating.
Turn End house is rarely open to visit, but Peter and Margaret Aldington will be opening their family home for two special house events this year. The house and garden are open on the afternoon of Sunday 28 June to explore, take teas in the garden and find out how the house and garden were designed and developed over the years. On 30 April you can also book to join Peter Aldington and Turn End’s garden advisor, Lindsay Engers, for a special illustrated seminar exploring the relationship between architecture and landscape design.
Between 8 and 16 August, sculptor Lendon Scantlebury returns to Turn End to curate another spectacular exhibition of outdoor sculptures by artists from across the country.
You can also visit Turn End at open garden afternoons on 4 May and 22 September and our two artists’ studios will be open between 13 and 21 June for Bucks Open Studios.
Please download our 2015 events leaflet below. You can find out dates and more details about the 2015 programme on our Trust Events page.