While on my walk around Haddenham open gardens, I chanced upon the garden of Jackie Hunt, the gardener at Turn End. Jackie and her partner, cabinet maker Will Andrews, live in the 200-year-old cottage next door to her boss Peter Aldington and her workplace, Turn End.
The garden is tucked away behind the wichart walls of Townside and although small it is crammed full of planting. I commented on the style resembling that of its well-known neighbour, inevitable as Jackie tends both gardens in a similar way but also many of the plants are cuttings from Turn End. The centerpiece of the garden is an up-ended boat-style seat that Jackie made at college, Will has also created pieces for the garden which they use for entertaining.
Claire de Carle 17/07/22
Photographs Jackie Hunt & Claire de Carle