Registration & Listing: Turn End, Haddenham – home to architect Peter Aldington

 Autumn and the long vista in turn end's garden. © richard bryant / arcaidimages.com

Autumn and the long vista in turn end's garden. © richard bryant / arcaidimages.com

In November 2017 Historic England (HE) included Peter Adlington's celebrated Garden at Turn End, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.  

The house also designed by Peter Adlington is Grade II* listed, one of very few post war houses awarded this grade.  As the garden was designed as a natural extension to the house it is fitting they are now both recognised and protected.

Registration of gardens is a 'material consideration' in the planning process, meaning that planning authorities must consider the impact of any proposed development on the landscapes' special character.

I first visited the house and garden in the 1990's and was particularly struck by the strong emphasis given to the garden - conceived as series of intimate 'living rooms' with a very strong connection with the house.  The house is part of the garden rather than the garden design being an afterthought - a simple idea beautifully executed.  WT