folly! Art in the garden trail

Pick up a map to explore the follies and let your creativity run wild!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

There's art in the garden but it's not paintings, and it's not in a gallery...The artworks are in the garden and they're just for fun - we call them follies. Use this map to explore! Let your creativity out and decide whether you think the follies are fabulous...or not!

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church. A family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children. Under 5s go free. 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up a trail at any admission point.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
18 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 November 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 November 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 November 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 November 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Fountains Abbey
Email
fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

folly! Art in the garden trail

Wed 17 Oct 2018
10:00-17:00
Pick up a map to explore the follies and let your creativity run wild!

folly! 2018

Wed 17 Oct 2018
10:00-17:00
Surprising, intriguing and extraordinary... See the lost follies of the water garden re-imagined by artists and architects.

Abbey & water garden tour

Wed 17 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour.

Apple juicing

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Watch our heritage English apple harvest being turned into juice, and sample the delicious results.

Autumn deer watch

Sat 20 Oct 2018
13:00-15:00
Come and experience one of the season's most spectacular sights on this guided walk through the medieval deer park.

Fountains by Floodlight

Sat 20 Oct 2018
17:00-21:00
Experience something truly special as you explore the illuminated ruins of Fountains Abbey and marvel at the water garden follies aglow. There are extra Friday dates for you to enjoy, too!