The Folly Fellowship:
Aims to preserve and promote the enjoyment and awareness of follies, grottoes and garden buildings
Fights to protect lonely and unloved buildings of little purpose from being rationalised or destroyed
Advises consultative bodies on the importance of follies in a once and future context; members on how to find help with their Folly problems
Photographs follies throughout Britain and the world to provide an archive and picture library
Records the existence of every folly, grotto and garden building in the United Kingdom on a searchable database which will be uploaded on the Internet
Publishes a magazine three times a year and an annual journal, supplemented by a regular e-bulletin.
Lectures on follies for private, institutional and commercial groups such as Lawson-Price, Cunard, Forte and Rotary International
Organises visits, excursions and expeditions to folly sites across Britain and abroad. Locates unusual, intriguing or simply bizarre structures and sites for film, television and advertising work. Maintains an Internet web site with news of follies and related architectural curiosities.
Collects books, pamphlets, letters, drawings, ephemera, postcards, pictures, press cuttings and all printed material on follies to build a reference library encompassing the subject
Gathers together for an annual summer garden party at a famous folly site
Needs more members to join us now and help safeguard the most individual and idiosyncratic aspect of our vanishing heritage.