Open Garden Weekend
Saturday & Sunday 17/18th June 2017: 11.00-16.00
£4 (Friends: free, children: free). No booking required
Come and spend a leisurely day enjoying the tranquil environment of Turn End garden in early summer. The studios of Heather Hunter and Paul Wilkinson will be open during this Bucks Open Studio weekend (free admission to the studios).
Midsummer Night’s Tour
Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Summer Solstice): 19.30-21.30
£10 (Friends: free). Booking required
Celebrate the longest day of the year with a glass of Pimms or cordial and enjoy a leisurely stroll around Turn End with Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener.
Jackie will introduce the garden’s history and explain how the garden is managed. Exploring various areas of the garden, each planted in a different style and to suit the varying conditions and discover the working areas ‘behind the scenes’, Jackie will point out her favourite plants of interest in mid summer.
When Peter and Margret Aldington bought the land in 1963 it was densely overgrown to a height of 20 feet in places. It had once been a garden and the attraction was the mixture of mature deciduous and coniferous trees, ancient mud walls and Victorian Coach House. Over the past 50 years then garden has been transformed into a place with a unique and enchanting series of garden rooms, sunken or raised, sunny or shady, geometric or informal, yet all harmonious and unifying the irregular geography with the buildings.
The studios of Artist in Residence Heather Hunter, who specialises in artist’s books and printing and multi-award winning photographer Paul Wilkinson will also be open. Turn End’s small nursery will be open.
And looking forward to September …
Our annual Turn End talk is on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Come and meet Alan Powers, Trustee and former Chairman of the Twentieth Century Society and hear his unique take on the Modern House: both ‘Smooth’ and ‘Hairy’! More details here