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Turn End - a Film Show

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77 Cowcross Street

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Turn End is a new documentary film by award winning film director Murray Grigor and director of photography Hamid Shams. The film tells the story of the creation by architect Peter Aldington OBE of a group of three village houses, one of which he lives in, now Grade II* listed, and his own garden, and how the design reflects the unique features of the old English village of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. The film includes an introduction by Architect and Patron of the Turn End Trust, Richard Murphy, and interviews with Peter Aldington and Turn End's gardener Jackie Hunt, as well as contributions by Peter's first clients, Michael and Celia White, and Alan Rose of Haddenham Museum Trust.

Turn End garden was designed and made by Peter as a natural extension to the house. In less than an acre, space is used to create an illusion of size - courtyards with pools, a small woodland around old apple trees, a curved glade leading to a series of garden rooms – sunken or raised, sunny or shady, geometric or informal. Recognition of the historic and design significance of the garden came in November 2017 when it was listed at Grade II. This acknowledges the post-war garden's interlinked informal spaces and garden rooms with naturalised planting around existing trees, all interwoven with the house, reflecting Aldington's hands-on approach, spatial skills as a designer and deep understanding of materials and plants. The intimate linkage of building and landscape is rare in a later 20th Century scheme and Turn End is the only post-war listed project where the house and garden were created by the same hand.

The gardener at Turn End, Jackie Hunt, will introduce the film and answer questions at the end.

Doors open at 6 pm. The event begins at 6.30 pm.

A glass of wine is included in the cost of the ticket.

The tickets cost £12 for BGHG members in advance, and £15 for non-members and for all at the door.

This lecture is supported by Alan Baxter and Associates

The photo is a view towards the house from the pergola, taken by Richard Bryant:Arcaid



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