Here are this year’s events – those at the top are organised by the Folly Fellowship, and those in the second block are events by other organizations that may be of interest. Some hints on ordering mutliple tickets are given here.
Talks and events by organizations other than the Folly Fellowship
Four engaging new temporary artworks will be unveiled in the landscape of the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in spring 2018, shining a light on the lost follies and hidden views of the water garden and abbey beyond. Now in its third year, folly! the National Trust site’s contemporary art programme, will be the boldest yet with large-scale outdoor works in the landscape.
International artists and architects Charles Holland Architects, Lucy + Jorge Orta, and Flea Folly have each been commissioned to re-imagine the lost follies which once stood on key sites within the Georgian water garden. A fourth piece, designed by a pupil from a local school as part of a collaboration with the North Yorkshire Society of Architects, will also be unveiled.
A rare opportunity to look round this most unusual 13 acre garden filled with modern sculptures and art objects.
A rare chance to see this wonderful fantasy village and garden up in the Welsh hills. Think Portmerion done on a smaller budget. Organised by the NGS.
Speakers include the Repton experts including Folly Fellow Michael Symes, garden journalist Tom Williamson, Mick Thompson, Stephen Daniels, Jane Bradney, Keir Davidson. Visits include Woburn Abbey and the Ashridge grounds.