A lecture on the conservation of Maudlins Pyramids, Nass, Ireland

Date: October 15, 2020

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

A lecture by Eoin Madigan about the Follies Trust's work on the conservation of the two pyramid tombs in Naas. This is an online event and you can obtain free admission by registering here: http://follies-trust.org/a-lecture-on-the-conservation-of-maudlins-pyramids-nass/

Beckford’s Tower, Bath

Date: February 27, 2020

A tour by the Mausolea and Monuments Trust, led by Dr Amy Frost. Cost £10 for members, £15 for non-members.

Mausolea and Monuments to the Dead in Ireland

Date: March 12, 2020

Time: 19.30

Location: St David's Church, Naas, Ireland

A talk by Dr Finbar McCormick

Swiss Garden, nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Date: April 24, 2020

Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Update 15th March -owing to the corona virus situation, Andrew ahs decided it would be unwide to hold this at what is predicted to be the peak of the virus. It will hopefully be rescheduled for later in the year. Contact Andrew Plumridge

A Galaxy of Grottoes

Date: February 29, 2020

Time: 10.00 -17.00

Location: Malet St, London

A study day organized by the Birbeck Garden History History Group

The theme for the day will be the ever-intriguing subject of grottoes in garden history from classical times through the Italian Renaissance to their heyday in Britain of the 18th century, and will include a session on the problems and practicalities of their restoration.
Venue: Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson Room, North Block Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. (Nearest undergrounds are Russell Square and Goodge Street)

Lincolnshire Lope

Date: August 1, 2020

Location: Around Grantham, Lincolnshire


Annual Garden party

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Location: Wiltshire

At Iford Manor, near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. This year we will be the guests of FF member Elizabeth Carwright-Hignett whose house holds two gardens - the more famous being the Italianate garden with buildings and sculptures by Harold Peto, but also a private garden where Elizabeth has added some modern shell and pebble mosaic work. All this is detailed in Jonathan's 'Wiltshire Follies' book. Enquiries to Jonathan Holt

This will not now take palce -hopefully it will take place in 20121 instead.

An Evening of Architectural Follies – Illustrated Talk by Jonathan Holt

Date: September 19, 2019

Time: 8pm

Location: Beaufort Bookshop, 1 Beaufort Place, St Saviour’s Road, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RP

Grottoes, shell houses, towers, gazebos, belvederes, sham castles, sham churches, eyecatchers, the list of building types goes on, all to enjoy and marvel at. From his vast photographic collection he will show how weird and wonderful follies can be, their high artistic value and beautiful decoration, backed up by the amazing stories behind them.
Jonathan has scoured the world for follies for decades, and has written four books on Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset and recently Wiltshire. He is also Editor of Follies, the organ of the Folly Fellowship, a charity dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of these curious buildings. All his books will be on sale and there will be some folly freebies for all who attend this intriguing evening.
Free entry and drinks & nibbles - to get an idea of the quantity needed, kindly reply to jonathanholt3@gmail.com by 16th September.

Monteath Mausoleum Open Days

Start date: September 28, 2019 - End date: September 29, 2019

Saltfleetby Prospect Tower Open Day

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 9.30am - 4pm

Location: Saltfleetby Lincolnshire