A carnival of light

This autumn, join our spooktacular Halloween shindig, marvel at our illuminated gardens by night – and much more…

A carnival of light

This autumn, join our spooktacular Halloween shindig, marvel at our illuminated gardens by night – and much more…

Also coming up at Dartington…

Our year-round, jam-packed programme of wonderful courses, talks, festivals and events. Browse them all here or take a look at some selected highlights below.

It’s Hot It’s Not

24-27 Oct: This surreal, funny show explores the weather in all its forms – and why we experience it differently, wherever we are.

Half term family fun

Kids film every day, live family theatre, brisk autumn walks and more: keep the kids occupied this half term holiday.

The Art of Rapid Transition

An exciting new series of talks and workshops about change – and making it happen. Starts 22 Oct.

Visiting Dartington

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite.




Do & see

Before your visit

An old place with a new story

Dartington is not just a beautiful place to visit. It attracts people with big ideas who want to change the world.

⇓ just published

Diary: Notes from the Walled Kitchen Garden

Regular, rolling updates from the brilliant volunteer team at our beautiful Kitchen Garden! Follow the progress of this beautiful organic garden as zero-food miles produce is grown for our Green Table café and White Hart restaurant.

Canine capers – now also in the White Hart!

We’re pleased to announce that dogs are now welcome in the White Hart bar and restaurant. Good news for two regular faces around the estate, writes proud owner, gardener Michael Record.

How do we catch up with a climate that’s changing faster than we are?

As environmentalism goes mainstream and increasing numbers of organisations declare a climate emergency, Andrea Kuhn meets those who’ve been trying out the deep social, economic and cultural changes needed to get us out of this mess.

⇓ more stories and features


GYROSCOPE tells the story of how we are reinventing the Dartington Project for the 21st century, and exploring how a place can help people live a more fulfilled life: from the food we eat, to the art that inspires us, to the communities that we’re part of and the impact we have on the world around us.

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🍂 “I’m so glad to live in a world where there are October’s” wrote Lucy Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables. This autumn light really can take one’s breath away. Come for a woodland walk up at Dartington and prepare for your soul to be well and truly nourished! 🍂 #devonwalks #woodland #autumnvibes🍁 #totnes #dartington ...

🍂 We are just so lucky to be able to enjoy this work by one of the most significant British artists of the twentieth century. Henry Moore’s biographer, Roger Berthoud, described “Reclining Figure” in Dartington Hall’s gardens as “perhaps the most serene and elegiac piece of Moore's entire career, perfectly balanced and harmonious from the unusually detailed head with its far-seeing gaze down through the rhythmically handled drapery and up to the sharply raised hill of the right knee...”. For the first time this November, you will be able to see this important piece in a new light as we #illuminatethegardens each Thurs - Sun throughout the month. It will be completely spectacular and we cannot wait. For details and to book your evening visit, head to the website via the link in our bio. #henrymoore #sculpture #arttrail #heritagegardens #illuminations #autumn #devon #southhams #totnes #dartingtonhall ...

A Halloween Spooktacular! - 30th & 31st October @dartingtonhall, South Devon - a frightfully wonderful spookfest for all the family! Book early bird tickets via link in bio 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 This Halloween, Dartington Hall will be taken over by Lord Jake England-Johns, the Lord of Haunted Dartington…bringing with him his band of fire breathers, stilt walkers, jugglers, light workers DJs and more for a spook-tacular carnival to remember! To celebrate we will be illuminating our gardens after dark, turning them in to a magical and gloriously spooky trail. Lighting the way through the grounds, our trail will lead you to hideaways where you can take part in the creepiest of crafts, grab a toffee apple surrounded by soundscapes, or be thrilled by seriously spooky storytelling in the graveyard. ON THE NIGHT! - Illuminated magical trail through our boo-tiful gardens... - Fire breathers and stilt walkers to astound and astonish... - Jugglers & glow acrobats with spooktacular stunts - Halloween projections & chilling soundscapes - Diabolical disco in the Great Hall - Spooky storytelling in the graveyard - Ghostly Craft Zone for making Halloween goodie - Face painting for little monsters - Yummy food and drink stalls …think crepes, hot choccy, and spiced warm cider along with flaming BBQ and vegan goodies! ** Suitable for all ages – think "silly spooky", not "scary spooky"! We think that children three and above will enjoy it the most. #halloween #spookyseason #halloweencostume #thingstodowithkids #halloweenparty #festival #trickortreat #devon #totnes #southhams #dartington ...

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