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About Dartington

Our Vision

To play our part in building creative and resilient communities which can be a force for positive social change.






How do we do it?

We work in partnership with others to deliver change in three areas:

Our Focus .



How do we make it happen?

Dartington is a Social Enterprise charity – our commercial enterprises generate funds which are reinvested in our work.


Our commercial sources

Learn more about the Social Enterprise Mark and how it drives our work →




Why do we do it?

Through our work and partnerships, we aim to:



• Use our people, land and buildings to drive positive social change

• Foster an environment where people of all ages and backgrounds can engage with our work

• Increase the well-being (social, environmental and economic) of our communities

• Help social entrepreneurship to thrive in the South West

• Deliver a vibrant arts programme and support a lively artist community

• Use our commercial enterprises and and partnerships to support local food culture



Our approach

There are three characteristics at the heart of everything we do:


Our Approach.


Find out more. Explore our plans and projects:



How we use our land →

Find out more about our social justice projects →

Visit over 1,000 acres of woodland trails, with 25 acres of Grade 2 listed gardens at its heart – open year-round from dawn till dusk →

Explore our diverse programme of events – including concerts, shopping, family activities, festivals, and cinema listings →

Contact us →

Watch a short film from our last Community Day – celebrating our place in the local and wider South West community:







If you have any questions about anything on this page, please do get in touch. Our work is dynamic, fluid and constantly evolving in response to our communities, partners and customers; so you may see small changes in this page from time-to-time.

Our Vision: We work in partnership with others to deliver change in three areas: Registered charity number: 279756