Welcome

Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes.

What’s On

For the latest news on al fresco dining, getaways, plus our gardens, shops and much beside, head to our Visit section.

Below are some selected highlights from our programme. For our full calendar of events, click here > 

glamping pod

last-minute getaways

Looking for a last-minute summer getaway? Our Courtyard Rooms and our gorgeous new Glamping Pods have some late availability – but move fast!

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Black Voices in concert

summer festival concerts

7 – 20 Aug: A feast of superb live music events, spanning classical, folk, jazz, gospel, experimental new music, and much more.

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vineyard

sizzling summer courses

Draw in the Gardens. Embrace the ‘spiritual’ side of gardening. Get hands-on with wine. Or just dive into our diverse course programme.

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Learning at Dartington

Schumacher Postgraduate imageWe offer transformative learning delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience. If you’re a new student looking for information and resources to support your study, please visit our Resources for Students.

For nearly 30 years, Schumacher College has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges, with our portfolio today including our first ever undergraduate programme.

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And new for 2020, Dartington Arts School draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary postgraduate study.

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A student from Plymouth Universtiy works on the eco-pod at DartingtonWe offer a variety of opportunities for part-time learning, with courses ranging from a few hours, to weekly classes, to longer residential experiences.

Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of ecology, wellbeing, and sustainability. Our new programme of arts courses spans music, performance, writing, dance, and contemporary visual art. And a wide, exciting range of craft courses run year-round in collaboration with over 50 makers from across the south west and beyond.

A variety of other programmes run throughout the year – including four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening at our renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival.

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Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, much of our events programme (including our Barn Cinema) is taking a break. Instead, we’re running a virtual programme, which includes the first ever online editions of our long-running Earth Talks.

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Learning at Dartington is mainly delivered through the courses and events we offer year-round, but a range of resources are also available online to help get a flavour of what we offer.

Schumacher College has an wide range of talks and interviews available on their YouTube channel, and you can read student essays and dissertations on their website. Our online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.

You can read the latest learning-related news here, and explore the history of the estate online here.

Other resources include our Arts and Learning podcast channel, which includes playlists such as our Laser Talks – inspired by the school climate strikes, Dark Mountain and Extinction Rebellion.

Latest news & blogs

…or head here for the full collection.

celebrating 30 years of schumacher college

A programme of events and initiatives to mark 30 years of leading the way in transformative education – spearheaded by our Bursary Campaign, which aims to equip the next generation with the tools to address the social, environmental and economic challenges we all face.

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We are truly blessed to live in an area of the country so abundant with fantastic natural produce. We're also lucky that many local farmers and food producers have strong ethical consciences, and are prepared to go the extra mile to grow fruit and vegetables, harvest grains, create artisanal products and more in harmony with the earth and its resources. What's more, we have a local population very mindful of the impact on planet and people that their consumer choices make. This is why we started the new Farmers Market at Dartington - so the producers we know and love have the chance to sell their fabulous wares to you good folk directly (and have a lovely time pottering around Dartington!). Come, support local producers (and some great craft makers too) - each Saturday, 10am to 3pm at Shippon Square (opp The Green Table Cafe) The Farmer's Market is part of a broader programme of farming and food production at Dartington, including free talks Farming for the Future (next talk end of this month) plus undergrad and postgrad degrees at @schumachercollege in regenerative approaches to food and farming which are still accepting applications. More info at www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses/undergraduate-courses/bsc-regenerative-food-farming The Apricot Centre at Huxhams Cross Farm The Fresh Flour Company CROCK & COLE @venushemp Raw Indulgence @totnespotters @hylstenbakery Five Planets Mushrooms Devon Wildlife Trust @montrealstylebagelstotnes ...

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