Overview & description

From 28 April – 4 November (exc. 2 Nov) you can see the third installment of folly! This year is very different to previous years as the new installations have moved into the outdoors, appearing on the sites of the garden's lost follies.


These colourful outdoor installations have been designed by international artists and architects FleaFolly Architects, Charles Holland Architects and Studio Orta. Each artist has each been commissioned to create new experiential installations within the Georgian water gardens.


These dramatic works are re-imagining some of the lost follies of the garden revealed by historic drawings and paintings – the whimsical Rotunda, the Bathing House nestled in the hillside and the tent which once stood atop Tent Hill.


Let your creativity loose on the folly! family trail. Pick a map up from admissions and start exploring!


Post your photos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #folly2018 - we can't wait to see them.

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