Tour Introduction

Follies Tour Introduction

Welcome to the Winterthur Follies Tour!

Follies is an exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate. Some of the follies you will see were created or procured by H. F. du Pont as he developed the garden. Others are newly built structures inspired by follies at other estates. Together they offer a fresh and delightful way for visitors to experience Winterthur’s sweeping vistas, quiet corners, and winding paths.


Tips for your visit

  • The Follies exhibition can be enjoyed on foot or from the garden tram.
  • A walking loop is highlighted on the garden map. It takes approximately 45 minutes at a leisurely pace.
  • The main path through the garden is wheelchair and stroller accessible.