About Dartington

Dartington graphic2014 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

Current highlights from around Dartington

Your Dartington summer

Seasonal highlights, from Summer School concerts to outdoor cinema

Girl running through field at Dartington. Image:  Rebecca Clelland

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Summer at The Shops


Grab a bite to eat in one of our two cafes, the Food Shop or bring a picnic. Every summer holiday weekend we have a bouncy castle, plus live music on Saturdays. Visit The Shops

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Coming this autumn

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An exciting new programme of affordable, accessible craft for everyone.


Blogs from our projects and iniatives

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LandWorks Market Stall

LandWorks guest blog: Food for Thought

This year has seen the beginning of a market gardening enterprise at LandWorks, headed up by Project Team Leader, Mark Mitchell. As it flourishes, Mark talks about his experiences, lessons learned and plans to expand further. Read More >>

Attendees at an Abundant Life event in front of a Sanctuary Group information stand

Abundant Life blog: Project partners unite to drive shared vision

The Abundant Life project has been a hive of activity, as briefs, drawings and proposals are created for the conversion of Foxhole School, creation of new apartment buildings, and best use of the landscape for the community. 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


Latest News

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Luke's Lump at LandWorks

LandWorks thanks ‘incredible’ team of supporters

The prisoner resettlement scheme thanks supporters for a successful community partnership now shortlisted for national awards. Read More >>

cherry blossom

Cherry aid for Webbers Yard development at Dartington

We have removed two cherry trees (mature, but in poor health) that stood outside the Dartington Hall estate store and will be replacing them over autumn-winter with nine new trees (including five wild cherries). Read More >>

Ambrose Vevers. Craft of Woodworking: Stool Making

Dartington launches new expanded craft programme

Schumacher College and Dartington have launched an exciting new range of craft courses in September 2015, many offering the chance to learn from local makers. Read More >>

Opening hours & directions

(all Mon-Sun)
Gardens: dawn ’till dusk
Visitor Centre: 9am-5pm
Shops: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun(Venus Cafe 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sun; Cranks 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5pm Sun)
Barn Cinema Box Office: 12.30-7pm
White Hart restaurant: 12-3pm & 5.30-9pm
White Hart bar: 12 noon-11pm
Roundhouse Cafe: 10am-8pm

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