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

What’s On

For the latest news on 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 > 

christmas at dartington

Our roundup of all things festive on the estate, including seasonal craft workshops, Christmas markets, family entertainment and more.


coming up at the barn cinema

Choose from a packed lineup across a broad range of genres, including the critically-lauded Spencer and House of Gucci.

gift with customise wrapping paper

festive craft

27/28 Nov, 4/5 Dec: Two special weekends packed with Christmassy craft courses – including lino printed gift wrap, carved wooden gifts, wreath making and beyond.


Learning at Dartington

Schumacher Postgraduate imageWe offer transformative learning, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience.

Our learning is delivered through two faculties: Schumacher College, which has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges for over 30 years, and Dartington Arts School, which draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to deliver compelling courses for a fast-changing world.


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 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.

We programme a blend of virtual and in-person events, many of which are free or by donation.  Throughout the year, you’ll also find festivals that focus on themes of arts, ecology and social justice.


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 our long-running 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.

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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“The two arts of painting and garden design are closely related, except that the landscape gardener paints with actual color, line, and perspective...while the painter has but a flat surface on which to create his illusion.”
- Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), Dartington Gardens designer

Tomorrow is the last chance this year to enjoy a guided tour of our Grade II* Listed Gardens. Led by the wonderfully knowledgeable and passionate Gardens Volunteers, the tours are a chance to learn about the key people (including world renowned designer Beatrix Farrand) behind this stunning space, and discover hidden jewels of information about its plants, flowers and trees.

**Winter Gardens Discount**
From now until 20th Feb, visitors to the Gardens will get 25% off all entry prices. The discount automatically applies on all tickets at checkout online and at the Welcome Centre.

The final Gardens tour of the year is tomorrow Wednesday 24 Nov at 11am, and places are free with all Gardens tickets. Book your Gardens ticket and place on the tour at www.dartington.org/the-gardens (or via VISIT link in our bio)

#beatrixfarrand #beatrixfarrandgarde #beatrixfarrandsociety #listedgardens #englishcountrygarden #gardentours #dartingtonhall #totnes #dartington #devon

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