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

What’s On

We’re reopening! 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 > 

The Sunny Border

our glorious gardens are back!

From 17 Apr, enjoy our stunning Grade II* Listed gardens, recently refreshed with new interpretation and a fantastic nature trail for kids.

schumacher book launch

Schumacher College: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Book Launch

21 May: A very special event celebrating 30 years of head, heart and hands.

hotel bedroom with flowers

b&b Spring Sale

We’re celebrating our emergence from lockdown with some great deals on our historic Courtyard Rooms.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Moving over imagined ground

Moving over imagined ground

Dr Pavel Cenkl, our Director of Learning, blogs on his experience exploring the undulating gravel highlands between Iceland’s Vatnajokull and Hofsjokull icecaps.

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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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Follow Dartington Hall’s social media exploits for regular updates on all our events and activity

We're really pleased to announce the newly appointed programme lead for our MA Movement, Mind, and Ecology @SchumacherCollege is Dr Rachel Sweeney. Rachel is a practicing movement artist whose research actively seeks our transdisciplinary approaches to decolonizing body-place relationships, engaging creatively and imaginatively with cultural heritage and sustainability discourses. Tomorrow afternoon at 4pm Rachel will be live online for an open session to discuss the new Master's she'll be leading at Schumacher College from June 2021. If you are interested in finding out more, you're very welcome to join us by registering for place via the Whats On link in our bio. #lecturer #livechat #postgrad #postgraduatestudies #postgraduate #postgradlife #movementpractice #mastersdegree #schumachercollege #dartington ...

We’re totally thrilled to have the White Hart included in the @guardian’s list of the 10 best “South Devon pubs with beer gardens”... what a lovely surprise! We’re all busy up here preparing to reopen on Wednesday (14 April) for outdoor meals and drinks under the big terrace brollies. Tara and the chefs will be introducing a full new menu when indoor dining returns in May (fingers crossed), but you can preview some of their totally more-ish dishes throughout April. To whet your appetite, April’s menu includes: a White Hart Noodle Broth with locally grown and made Emmer Wheat Reginette noodles from the @fresh_flour Company; Smoked, slow cooked, local rare breed, organic Pork Shoulder Barbacoa in a brioche bun; for sharing, the Vegan Mezze Platter and Devon and Cornwall Charcuterie Board; local oyster, shitake & chestnut mushrooms on toast, and more.. Plus a fully stocked bar with plenty of fab ales, ciders, wines and the rest! White Hart opening times from 14 April for the foreseeable are: Wed-Fri 4-8*, Sat 12-8*, Sun 12-5* (last orders). Peek at the April menu and book a table outside for up to six of your nearest at - www.dartington.org/white-hart (or via the "Visit us" link in bio) @visittotnes @visitdevon @fooddrinkdevon @muddy_devon @greentablecafe #bestbeergardenindevon #allgoodthings #localfood #sustainablefood #organicfood #foodmilesmatter #totnes #devon #dartington ...

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