Book your 2017 group visit to Turn End garden


John Pardey Architects Visit, June 2016

If you’re looking for a relaxing morning or afternoon with your local club or group of friends, we would be delighted to welcome you for a group visit to Turn End garden.

The garden is an ever-changing delight from spring onwards. May sees the last of the cheerful tulips, and June and early July brings exuberant colour and scent with cascades of climbing roses and the borders in full bloom.

A group visit includes an introductory talk about the garden, its design and its maintenance by Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener, and often with the garden’s creator, Peter Aldington too. We can often arrange for groups to visit the fascinating small on site studios of Artist in Residence Heather Hunter and award-winning portrait photographer Paul Wilkinson. Depending on dates, we can also arrange tea, coffee and biscuits and can always recommend local venues for lunch.

Group visits cost £7.50 per person and we welcome groups of 10 or more, and up to 50 people. This year we enjoyed visits from several local horticultural societies and architects’ practices,  as well as garden holiday groups from Estonia and Austria.

In 2017, only the garden will be available to visit by group appointment. If you are interested in visiting the house, please look at the Turn End Trust events page for details of our next house and garden open day. Or please join our mailing list for notification of forthcoming events.

To find out more about group visits to the garden, please email Jackie Hunt on


The summer borders in June

Setting out the display of pots in the Daisy Garden, May 2016.jpg

Setting out the display of pots in the Daisy Garden, May 2016

Rosa Fruhlinsgold and ancient apple trees in the Spring Garden, May 2016.jpg

Rosa ‘Fruhlingsgold’ and ancient apple trees in the Spring Garden

View across No Mans, the dry garden, May 2016.jpg

Looking down onto ‘No Man’s’, the dry garden, May 2016