Walking in the Arboretum

The Arboretum is open to the public all year round. It is a rather special, blessed place(?) it is much more than just a collection of cedars and cypresses. It is the result of dedication and hard work of four generations. We would like to share our family history with our visitors. Come and enjoy the tranquility around hundred-year-old cedars and take pleasure in the panoramic views over Lake Balaton.
The history of the Arboretum goes back over a hundred years. It was created in 1905 by our great-grandfather, Dr Gyula Folly who was originally a general practitioner in Pécs. In those days the garden was situated over the vineyard on rocky, stone-covered grounds. Our grandfather continued the work despite numerous difficulties brought on by the communist regime. A major blow to the Arboretum was that the state took over the land, practically stealing it from our family. It was not our property until later, when my father bought it back from the state. Our father was the first member of the family who promoted the garden to be open to the public and by now visitors can see approximately 400 varieties of coniferous trees and 200 different broad-leaved trees and shrubs in the garden and in the adjoining woodland. 
It was seven years ago when we – Dr Réka Folly and Judit Folly –  actively started to take part in the life of the Arboretum. One of our signature projects is to revive the old tradition of wine making which once before had already been established by our great-great-grandfather.
Currently, our visitors can admire the stunning views while walking around pine trees of five different continents. A recently erected lookout tower and several purpose-built resting areas are there to enhance an unforgettable experience. Children can enjoy a wooden play-area and hand-crafted gifts are always available in our shop. Last but not least, we can now offer a selection of our very own wines as well as non-alcoholic cordials. 

Ticket prices:

  • adults: 1.200 HUF
  • pensioners: 700 HUF
  • students (6-18 yo):  700 HUF
  • family ticket (2 adults + min 2 children): 3.000 HUF

Folly cordials are small-farm products made in our premises, using locally sourced fresh, organic ingredients. Our cordials are free from any additives, preservatives and colouring. We apply the traditional method of heat-treatment which means that our bottles are wet-dressed.

Cordial tasting

Immerse in the tranquil garden with our hundred-year-old cedars and admire the stunning views over Lake Balaton. Take a rest under the trees and enjoy the taste of our Folly Buboreka, Olaszrizling, Buda Green and Blue Stem – just to mention a few of our wines.

Our wine tasting offers

We welcome larger groups at our premises. The Arboretum with its wine terraces is the ideal location to create an unforgettable memory of family events, company meetings, team-building programmes…

Group offers

Catering with a hot meal option can be arranged. For further information please click here or you can contact us online or on the phone.

Telephone: +36 70 333 2569
Email: nemeth.orsolya@follyarboretum.hu

Group offers