Events Programme: Events Programme 2017
Turn End Tour with Peter Aldington
Saturday 3rd June 2017: 10.00-17.00
£75 (Friends: £65) Booking required
Join Peter Aldington and visit three, possibly four, built projects in Buckingamshire by Aldington Craig and Collinge (Peter’s former practice). Meet their owners and have a picnic in one of their gardens. Transport included, some walking required. Bring your own picnic.
Open Garden Weekend
Saturday & Sunday 17/18th June 2017: 11.00-16.00
£4 (Friends: free, children: free) No booking required
The studios will also be open for ‘Bucks Open Studios’ from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th June 2017. Free admission; a small donation to visit Turn End garden.
Come and spend a leisurely day enjoying the tranquil environment of the garden in early summer. Visit the studios of Heather Hunter and Paul Wilkinson during this Bucks Open Studios weekend (free admission to studios). Teas and homemade cakes (also available for non-garden visitors).
Midsummer Night’s Tour
Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Summer Solstice): 19.30-21.30
£10 (Friends: free) Booking required
Join Jackie Hunt for a glass of Pimms or cordial and a leisurely stroll to enjoy the scent and colour of midsummer in Turn End garden.
Garden Workshop: ‘Propagation Techniques’
Tuesday 15th August 2017: 10.30-13.30
£25 Booking required
Discover how to propagate your own plants by taking cuttings in this friendly and practical introductory workshop. With Turn End’s gardener, Jackie Hunt, and horticulturalist and garden advisor Lindsay Engers.
House and Garden Open Day
Monday 28th August 2017: 14.00-17.30
£15 (Friends: free, children: free) No booking required
Another opportunity to visit this award-winning family home, meet Peter and Margaret Aldington, who built it, and explore the enchanting series of walled gardens. Teas and homemade cakes.
Turn End Talk: An afternoon and talk with Dr. Alan Powers ‘Modern Houses – the Smooth and the Hairy’
Saturday 2nd September 2017: 14.30 in Haddenham Methodist Church, then Turn End garden
£20 (Friends: £15) Booking required
Come and meet Alan Powers, Trustee and former Chairman of the Twentieth Century Society. Alan writes and lectures on art, architecture and design, mainly of the twentieth century. He has specialised in the history of the private house in the Modernist period, and was the author of ‘Twentieth Century Houses in Britain’, as well as ‘Aldington, Craig and Collinge’. He grew up in a smooth Modern house designed by his father but has lived in a Georgian one in London for nearly 35 years. Tea and cakes at Turn End included.
Themed Quiz Night
Saturday 14th October 2017: 19.00-22.30 in Haddenham Youth & Community Centre
£10 Booking required
Book or join a table; take part in a themed quiz with rounds specifically related to architecture, garden, arts and creativity. Bring your own wine and nibbles.
We can also arrange private visits to the garden by groups of 10 people or more, by appointment. Please contact Jackie Hunt, the gardener, at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01844 291817 (answerphone).
The Trust looks forward to welcoming you to Turn End.