folly! 2018

Surprising, intriguing and extraordinary... See the lost follies of the water garden re-imagined by artists and architects.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Surprising, intriguing and extraordinary... These four new works are not something you'll see every day; they'll bring to life the spirit of the garden as its original designers intended it - playful, extraordinary and exciting.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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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. 

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

folly! Art in the garden trail

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:00-17:00
Pick up a map to explore the follies and let your creativity run wild!

folly! 2018

Tue 21 Aug 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

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
A tale of two parts, delve deeper into this World Heritage Site on a guided tour.

Felt making at Swanley Grange

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Come to Swanley to have a go at different kinds of felting, from needle felting to tramping on the cloth...

Children's craft - felted bugs

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Use soap and water to make your own felted bug!

Summer deer watch

Tue 21 Aug 2018
14:00-16:00
Do you know your stags from your hinds and your Reds from your Sikas? Come and explore the deer park in summer with our guides...