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


Welcome to Dartington: a short film about what we do


Latest News

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Rhodri Samuel

Dartington appoints Rhodri Samuel as its new CEO

The Trust opts for a regeneration leader with a strong belief in local collaboration. Read More >>

Students of the trumpet at the Summer School of Music (c) Alice Carfrae

Hone your musical skills at Dartington this August

Cross-genre collaboration is at the heart of this year’s programme, created by acclaimed concert pianist Joanna MacGregor, which aims to encourage musicians to step outside of the familiar and try something new. 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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Rambling Urchin 47: A June soundscape- walking to work with ears open. (Rambling Urchin Press)

Mary Bartlett's blog: Solander Boxes* and remembering Rigby Graham

In her latest blog looking back at little-known snippets of Dartington's history, Mary looks at some of the weird and wonderful printed creations, and remembers a giant of the industry and personal friend, Rigby Graham. Read More >>

An Abundant Life volunteer discusses project plans with The Dartington Hall Trust and Sanctuary Group representatives

Abundant Life blog: Brilliant volunteers are bringing the project to life

As the project continues apace, Alison salutes the volunteers whose wealth of experience is helping to shape how Abundant Life will work and feel for the people that live, work and visit there. Read More >>

EarFilms. (c) Steven Haywood

Associate Artists blog: How do you make a film with no pictures?

EarFilms is a company dedicated to a particular sonic format for storytelling. By using an advanced 3D sound system and blindfolding their audience, they create immersive, audio-only storytelling experiences. Read More >>