Folly Farm Centre
Folly Farm Centre promotes better understanding of biodiversity and sustainable development, engaging with the business community, school children and the general public.
Avon Wildlife Trust has owned and managed the 250-acre nature reserve since 1986. In 2008, the 18th century farm buildings were successfully restored to create an eco-friendly education and events venue.
All profits from the Centre are gift-aided back to the Trust, meaning by choosing Folly Farm for your event, you are helping to protect wildlife. The Centre boasts a range of eco-features, from bio-mass heating, to rain-water harvesting, meaning you can book the Folly Farm Centre with a clear environmental conscience.
History of Folly Farm
A historic-landscape survey of Folly Farm in 1992 revealed that the site was once a medieval deer park, and there are notable remnants of a 1780s ferme ornée, with much planting surviving from the 1820s.
A ferme ornée was a farm made for enjoyment as part of a large estate - in this case, Sutton Court. It would possess features such as paths laid along field boundaries, watercourses with cascades and pools and ornamental gullies. Elements of the ferme ornée are still visible today, and many of the features have now been restored.
Folly Farm Centre is available to book - whether you’re seeking an award-winning conference and meeting venue, arranging team-building, planning staff training and education activities, or looking for the perfect wedding venue. To find out more please visit: follyfarm.org or contact: 01275 331 590.