The Listening Tower by FleaFolly

Fleafolly have designed the Listening Tower

Until the mid-1800s, a stone bath house stood opposite the moon ponds of the water garden. Fed by a nearby spring, the small folly housed a plunge pool for zealous thrill seekers.

The lost folly has been designed by architects Fleafolly (Pascal Bronner & Thomas Hillier) who will create The Bathing House Listening Tower; a striking 3m tall white tower topped with a copper water collector.

Spot the Bathing House peaking through the trees
Historical image of the Bathing House at Studley Royal
Spot the Bathing House peaking through the trees

The tower will echo the sounds of dripping water, using internal trumpets to amplify and transmit the sounds, tempting garden explorers to interact with the listening tower, hearing the sounds of the past Bathing House folly.

FleaFolly architects and their design, the Listening Tower
FleaFolly architects and their design, the Listening Tower
FleaFolly architects and their design, the Listening Tower
Polly sits high up on Tent Hill

Discover folly 2018! 

The National Trust’s contemporary art programme folly! is back for 2018, bigger and bolder than ever. Celebrating the playful, whimsical style of Studley Royal water garden, the four designs which will bring fresh colour and curiosity to the landscape in April have been revealed.

Join the folly! family trail and let your creativity run wild!

folly! Art in the garden family trail

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!

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