Warwickshire Trip

Date: August 21, 2021

Time: 12.00

Location: Warwickshire

Day Trip to Chesterton Windmill and Farnborough Hall, ending with a cream tea at a local village hall. All enquiries to Andrew Plumridge at plumridge@architect-uk.com

One member £18.00 GBP
Two members £36.00 GBP
NT Member £12.00 GBP
Two NT Members £24.00 GBP

Buckingham Palace trip (Now sold out)

Date: September 13, 2021

Time: 13.45

Location: London

Andrew Plumridge has secured 25 tickets for a group of us to tour the gardens of Buckingham Palace on Monday, 13 September, starting at 1:45pm. Whilst the only folly there is the Admiralty Seat, the gardens are special enough for us to regard this as a social event to bring members together after the long lockdown.

The Annual Garden Party

Date: September 4, 2021

Iford Manor, near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Saturday 4rd September - Note this has been rescheduled due to the delay in the freeing up of Covid regualtions. If you have already booked, your payment will still be valid for the later date.
This year we are honoured to be the guests of Folly Fellow Elizabeth Cartwright-Hignett, the owner of one Wiltshire’s finest private houses. The Italianate garden, created by architect Harold Peto, with buildings and sculptures which evoke the Mediterranean, is well known.  Less well-known are the Elizabeth’s artistic creations in her kitchen garden, which contains some intriguing features and cleverly devised shell and mosaic work in The Pavilion of the Green Man. For a full account, See Jonathan Holt’s Wiltshire Follies available through the FF website.
Enquiries to jonathanholt3@gmail.com

Options (click on the double headed arrow for guest and child prices)
Member £25.00 GBP
Guest £30.00 GBP
Child £15.00 GBP

Public Parks in Milton Keynes by Claire de Carle

Date: May 8, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Online

Following the Bucks Gardens Trust successful application to Historic England as part of ‘The Compiling the Record project’ and the subsequent recognition of Campbell Park, Milton Keynes as Grade II on the Register of Parks and Gardens. This talk will examine the designed landscape of the park and other green spaces across the town, including Central MK’s, Willen Lakes, Ouzel Valley, Newlands Tree Cathedral and Caldecott Lake all of which have been researched by our volunteers.

The talk will include maps and aerial photos of the parks and will highlight their designed features, in particular the sculptures, using beautiful photographs courtesy of the MK’s Parks Trust. We shall also look at how the Parks Trust have coped with the challenges of successfully managing, continuing to renovate and maintain the wonderful parks and open spaces for all to enjoy now and in the future.

Another virtual Tour of Shropshire Follies and Curiosities. By Claire Terrill

Date: April 24, 2021

Time: 19.30 -20.30

Location: Online

Another imaginary tour going from Shropshire south along the borders with Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

Creation of a late 18th century genteel suburb in Camberwell, South London – a talk by Peter Cooke

Date: April 10, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Online

This talk describes the 18thC development of Camberwell Grove and the surrounding streets.  It focuses on a suburban development of houses, cottages orné and terraces of various styles together with a Mansion, with garden ornaments and follies

Zoom Talk 5 – A Virtual Tour of the Follies and Curiosities of the Welsh Marches

Date: March 13, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Online

A free online talk by Claire Terrill

A Link will be sent to all members beforehand

An Introduction to Follies

Date: January 30, 2021

Time: 19.30 -20.30

Location: Online

by Alan Terrill

A free talk about what follies are, the different types, and when they were built, with plenty of illustrations. Intended for relative newcomers but anyone can join if they wish.

Zoom Talk 3 – ‘Are There Follies Down Under?’

Date: February 6, 2021

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

A free talk by Christine Upton

Zoom Talk 6 – The Follies of Potsdam

Date: March 20, 2021

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

A free talk by Peter Godfrey

A link will be sent out nearer the time.