About Dartington

Our Vision

To create a society that is sustainable, just and enriching

Our purpose

To use our estate and resources to stimulate new thinking and action to help deliver this vision

Our strategy

To play our part in building more resilient and creative communities






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