Summer in Somerset

Date: June 10, 2023
All-day event
Location: Somerset

A tour around the Wells and Frome area: Mells Park: an ancient estate updated with new follies, gardening by Gertrude Jekyll, landscaping by William Gilpin and a house by Edwin Lutyens where the end of apartheid in South Africa was negotiated; Pondsmead Grotto: a massive pile of stone in Oakhill, featured in Follies 112; Spindle Cottage: play follies near Binegar, beautifully executed by  one of Somerset’s greatest living folly builders, featured in Follies 100.
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Member £10.00 GBP
Guest £12.00 GBP
2 Members £20.00 GBP
2 Members + I guest £32.00 GBP

Goldney Grotto and Gardens, Bristol

Date: September 10, 2023
All-day event
Location: Bristol

This is one of the best preserved and most remarkable of 18th century grottos, and is rarely open. It is filled with the most fantastic shells and mineral formations, and an extraordinary watery cascade. The gardens also have an underground tunnel, a tower, a summer house, a bastion walk, and an orangery. We will have a two hour guided tour starting at 11am. In the afternoon there will be the opportunity to take a walk to see some of the other interesting buildings and sights in this area of the city, followed by a cream tea!

Contact: 0117 9087375

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Hugh’s Follies

Date: May 12, 2023
All-day event
Location: Taston, Oxfordshire

We start the day at Broadway Tower, visited by Gwyn Headley when he was aged six and so arguably the birth place of the Folly Fellowship. We then drive to Taston near Chipping Norton where FF member Hugh Sherbrooke has built a number of follies including a dovecote, a grotto, a rondalvo, a boat house, a dome and a sheep drover’s bridge. There should also be time to inspect the Temple at Ditchley Park, and the Rollright Stones, finishing with tea!

This trip is now full.

Contact@ 0117 9087375