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I can’t believe that I have reached the final new folly description in the garden blog. I have never run a marathon but I can imagine as one approaches the finish line, a mix of exhaustion, euphoria and anticipation surges through one’s veins. This about sums up my emotional state as April 1st approaches. Being […]

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Welcome back to the unfolding story of the follies. So far, we have covered the making of the Green Folly, the Chinese Pavilion, the Ottoman Tent, and the Neoclassical Folly with three more to highlight. This week, we are featuring the Gothic Tower. Towers are something that have appeared in our imaginations since childhood, featuring […]

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If you Google “garden follies”, you are treated to some great images from around the world. Often these follies are inspired by classical architecture, sometimes they are whimsical, but rarely seen is a tent folly. Perhaps because a tent by nature is ephemeral. Many of the tent follies that are in gardens are much more […]

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Week 7 of the Folly Frenzy Countdown! Featuring: the Chinese Pavilion. I am very fortunate to have been able to do some folly reconnaissance in England two summers ago. It was a whirlwind tour of 18 gardens in 16 days and it was pure heaven! All but 2 of the gardens featured at least one […]

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We have entered the countdown to the April 1st opening of the Winterthur Garden’s first outdoor exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. It has been a day that I have been dreading for a while but as it moves ever so closer, the anxiety has lessened, being replaced by a mix of anticipation and […]

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The Winterthur Garden is busy preparing for its first outdoor exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden, opening April 1, 2018. We are creating 7 new follies, or garden structures, that one might find in an historic landscape. These new features will be threaded between the follies that H. F. du Pont placed in his […]

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Garden Insider: What’s a Folly? Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 11:30 am – Rotunda* In 2018 the Winterthur Garden will be hosting its first outdoor exhibition, entitled “Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden.” Not sure just what that will look like? Join Carol Long, Curator of the Garden, to find out more. “Garden Insider” is […]

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