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

Seasonal highlights

How to make the most of Dartington this autumn and winter

Gardens in autumn (c) Kim Aldis

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The Shops at Dartington


Get a gift with a difference, choose from a wide range of local produce, join an activity, class or event – or just browse online.  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 initiatives

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LandWorks blog: DIY Bob

The mobile is indicating a problem: it’s just gone 5am and the number of missed calls and texts suggests a night crisis has happened. Cue Chris Parsons (aka DIY Bob) to the rescue! Read More >>

Upswing workshop at Dance in TIme 2015 in Space Studios

Abundant Life blog: Dancing in time for International Older Persons day

How Abundant Life teamed up with Dance in Devon to create a day of dance and music celebrating the contribution that older people make in our communities. 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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Edge of Queen's Marsh, Dartington in flood, 30 Feb 1967

Dartington’s wetland to spring back

Dartington is conducting a feasibility study into the restoration of Queen’s Marsh field, and needs your help to guide this exciting potential restoration work. Read More >>

Aakash Odedra

Award-winning choreographer shows work at Dartington

Dartington is offering audiences an opportunity to see a re-work of a dance piece by an award-winning choreographer on 16 October, inspired by his experience of going through school with a diagnosis of dyslexia. Read More >>

Director of the Prison Reform Trust, Juliet Lyon CBE, addresses LandWorks supporters

LandWorks celebrates two years of changing lives on the Dartington estate

Director of the Prison Reform Trust praises prisoner resettlement scheme based on the Dartington estate as a ‘bright star in a rather dark landscape’, at the project’s second birthday in September. 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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