About Dartington

2014 saw more than 800,000 visitors from across the world join us here at Dartington. They took part in our events, courses, festivals and enjoyed films, our shops, restaurant and gardens.

Dartington is many things to many people but one aim underpins everything. And that’s how we use our estate to stimulate new thinking and action to help develop a more sustainable, more just and more enriching world.

Find out how we do it


Welcome to Dartington: a short film about what we do


Latest News

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Left to right: Summer School Director Joanna MacGregor, Summer School pupil, Outdoor Cinema

Arts at Dartington to play to its strengths on smaller budget

The Arts programme at Dartington has been reviewed and the associated staff team has been restructured in order to focus on our most longstanding and popular activities: the Barn Cinema and Summer School. Read More >>

Jon and Lynne Perkin outside Old Parsonage Farm

New farmer at Dartington set to push boundaries

Jon Perkin brings centuries of family experience to establish goat milking parlour, agroforestry and education at Old Parsonage Farm. Read More >>

Gallery: Dartington’s Great Hall & Gardens

The Great Hall

Dartington Hall and the Great Lawn

The Sunny Border

The Tiltyard

Henry Moore's 'Memorial Figure'

Head Gardener's Office (Valley Field)

Great Hall seen from Private Garden

The Great Hall, seen from the Tiltyard

Henry Moore's 'Memorial Figure'

Great Hall seen from Private Garden

Swan Fountain

The Tiltyard


Blogs from around Dartington

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The Holy Well

Gardens blog: Unearthing the 'Holy Well'

Recently the Gardens team have been rediscovering one of our oldest listed features, a Holy Well! Read More >>

Jon Perkin outside Old Parsonage Farm

Old Parsonage Blog: Greetings from the new tenants!

Five weeks have already passed Jon Perkin and his wife Lynne took up their tenancy of Old Parsonage Farm - and as Jon writes here, there's been plenty happening. Read More >>