Events 2017

Events titled in bold are organised by the Folly Fellowship. The others are folly related talks and outings by other organisations.

When Where What How much?
Sat 11th March London Gardens and the Far East - The Study Day, organised by the Birbeck Garden History group, looks at gardens in Japan and Burma, plant hunting in China and the spread of chinoiserie in Europe.
Book by Eventbrite https://bghg-gardens-and-the-far-east.eventbrite.co.uk.
£33
Sat 25th and Sun 27th March North Dorset

Magical Mystery Tour of North Dorset

A restored shell house at Wimborne St Giles; a new folly tower nr Blandford Forum; a new folly arch at Tollard Royal and tea in another shell house. Full details here.

You can attend the whole weekend or just a single day if you prefer.

Dorset Tour Options
 
Sun 26th March Bedfordshire Swiss Garden Biggleswade. Talk: Restoration of a Regency Gem
www.shuttleworth.org/talk-regencygem
£9.95
Sat 1st April Ireland Follies trust outing to Larch Hill, Kilcock, co Kildare & the Casino at Dublin. Details here £40
Sat May 13th Yorkshire Aysgarth & Hackfall

Aysgarth rock garden; Sorrelsykes Park; Hackfall Gardens finishing with a cream tea. Optional visit to The Forbidden Corner on Sunday.
Full details here
Aysgarth & Hackfall
 If you wish to attend the Sunday visit please email Peter separately pfgodfrey@gmail.com
Thurs 13th July Bedfordshire A day conference exploring the fascinating world of grottos, hermitages and root houses.

Confirmed speakers include Brian Dix (garden archaeologist), Prof. Gordon Campbell (author of The Hermit in the Garden), Katherine Myers, Dr Judy Preston, Hazelle Jackson, Diana Reynell and Daniëlle Westerhof.
For more information and a full programme contact: andrew.hann@english-heritage.org.uk

£20
Sat 9th & Sun 10th September Germany

Worlitz & Potsdam, Germany

Based in Dessau , one hour from Berlin, this is a 'pay as you go' trip where you make your own travel and accomodation arrangements.
Worlitz contains a number of striking buildings including the Gothic House, the Pantheon, the Villa Hamilton, and the Stein, and an artificial volcano. Sanssouci nr Potsdam contains the Dragon House, the Chinese Teahouse, The Orangery, the Antique Temple, The Roman Baths, and the Belvedere .

Full details here