Pure Folly

Phil Game makes one off follies in a variety of styles for individuals and garden shows. See his work in Follies magazine issue 107.

Acanthus Cast Stone

Maufacturers of cast stone architectural pieces, temples and custom stone work.


An enormous range of roof finials and decorative chimney pots

Triton Stone

A range of temples, fountains, animals and architectural stone items.

Katherine Lloyd

Shell artist making modern shellworks and restoring older work.

Sue Rew Mosaics

Maker of pebble mosaics for gardens.

Linda Fenwick, Shell Design

A shell artist making and designing shell panels and interior decoration for houses and garden buildings.

Blott Kerr-Wilson, Shell Houses

Renowed shell artist with a wide range of restoration projects and modern installations in shells to her name.

Olicana Mosaics

David James, creator of bespoke mosaics and garden features in stone and shells.

Chapter House Design

A variety of gothic stone elements to make a garden folly or ruin. Includes a complete ‘Gothic Garden Folly Abbey Entrance Kit’!

Good Directions  – Suppliers of clocks, cupolas, domes, weathervanes etc in GRP

Brampton Willows

Company from Suffolk specializing in structures made from willow – some amazing shapes and ideal for those who want something than will blend into the planting more than stone or concrete.

Malcolm Tempest, Architect

If you want the best, then Malcolm Tempest, architect for the Forbidden Corner, is available to help you design and build your folly.


A huge range of architectural components in stone -pillars, window frames, garden ornaments and complete follies built to your specification.


Reconstituted stone garden ornaments such as urns, birdbaths and statues as well as complete temples and all sorts of architectural components.


Specialists in Garden Follies, both off the shelf and bespoke.

Tiny Doors

Makers of bespoke wooden follies and well as other smaller things, including tiny doors for fairies.

British Ironworks

A comprehensive range of metal gazebos and temples, as well as metal animals and sculptures.

Preservation Services

This company provides specialist preservation services for your decaying folly garden. It’s based in America and is more geared towards outsider art type sculptures

Castle Magic

US based builders of complete castles, plus cottages and towers

  • A charity whose our core activity has involved the rescue and preservation of our architectural heritage existing in the form of historic garden buildings and their settings.

  • The Thunder Mountain Group – based in the Netherlands this group models itself on the Folly Fellowship

  • Assists in the protection, conservation, restoration or creation of garden land in the United Kingdom for the education and enjoyment of the public.

  • English Heritage exists to protect and promote England’s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.

  • The National Trust works to preserve and protect the coastline, countryside and buildings of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • A conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.

  • Cadw is the Welsh Assembly Government’s historic environment division. Its aim is to promote the conservation and appreciation of Wales’s historic environment.

  • SAVE is an influential conservation group which places a special emphasis on the possibilities of alternative uses for historic buildings.

  • The Landmark Trust is a building preservation charity, established to rescue historic and architecturally interesting buildings and their surroundings from neglect and to give them new life by letting them for holidays.

  • The Historic Gardens Foundation is an organisation set up to link everyone concerned with the preservation, restoration and management of historic parks and gardens.

  • The Mausolea and Monuments Trust is a charitable trust for the protection and preservation for the public of mausolea and sepulchral monuments situated within the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

  • Formed in 1974, Subterranea Britannica is a society devoted the the study and investigation of man-made and man-used underground places.

  • Details the surviving examples of Pulhamite, the made made rock used for many grottoes and rock features.

  • The site of Gerald & Margaret Hull who give talks on Grottoes and Shell houses

  • A site devoted to windmills, but featuring a page on ‘Mock Mills’ never intended to grind corn

  • The archive is about people and the buildings, the Swimming Baths, the Public Wash Baths, the Public Wash Houses, the Public Laundries, the Turkish Baths, the Russian Baths, the Leisure Pools, the Open Air Baths, the Lidos and everything that went with them

  • A blog about follies both existing and long gone, now expanded to cover a wider geographical area. A lot of historical information is unearthed and presented here.

  • Gwyn Headley’s company which exists to provide high quality images to publications. There are a huge range of excellent images here.

  • Part of the Spas directory this is a directory of all the grottoes in the UK by County.

  • This site specializes in images of listed buildings which can be purchased. It has a section on ‘Romantic Ruins’ which includes many follies.

  • The Keeper’s Project records sites of sculpture gardens and the like which are threatened due to the death of the original owner.

  • Photo library by Simon Marsden, specializing in black and white photos of ruined houses with a few follies

  • A blog about buildings with battlements that are not castles

  • Pinterest

    Many different photo collections here – some that are of interest are Emily Speed’s page of Edible Architecture including many FF party cakes; a random page of images from our website has a use in that many of them were from temporary news items that have since been deleted and Follies, Grottoes and hermitages is what you’d expect from the title.