The 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 adhering to government guidelines to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit. We’re capping individual orders at 6 tickets per person, along with other measures. Read more here.


half term walks

Discover walks of all shapes and sizes, plus great food and drink at our café and restaurant (including our famous Sunday Roasts).

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Cold Light Falls with Anthony Garratt

11-14 Nov: Capture the cold crisp light and darkness in this stunning four-day winter landscape painting course set in Dartington’s wonderful gardens.

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Browse our learning programme

Choose from a diverse range of disciplines including printmaking, creative writing, rewilding, dance, cooking and more.


Learning at Dartington

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We 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 wellbeing and sustainability. Courses take place in the classroom, gardens and kitchen, and range from a weekend to three weeks.


Curating programmes across music, performance, writing, dance and contemporary visual art, our new programme of arts courses aim to animate our rural space with global perspective and profound experiences. They beautifully complement our exisiting Craft Revolution programme 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

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Totnes Bookshop is changing

Totnes Bookshop is changing

We would like to thank the team at the Totnes Bookshop for all their dedicated work and care for customers. The shop is now closed for refurbishment until next year.

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🌳 🌲 🐕🌳🌲 Heading up to the Dartington estate for an autumnal stroll with the woofer? Let us feed you something special in the White Hart... pooches are now allowed "snug" area! We’ve got cracking roasts with all the trimmings going on (from 12pm on Sunday) plus seriously stupendous suppers (Thurs - Sun eve) - check this weekend's evening menu 👀 Book a table for a specific time or just pop in for a drink and we'll find you a spot 😉 www.dartington.org/visit/food-drink/white-hart 🌳🐕🌲🌳🌲 #menu #nomnom #sustainable #seasonal #locallysourced #autumnvibes🍁 #flavourchaser #totnes #escapetheeveryday #devon #dartingtonestate ...

We’re delighted to announce more new staff joining our learning programme: Dr Jo Joelson and Dr Tine Bech, both of Dartington Arts School. Jo Joelson, who takes on the role of Programme Lead for our new Arts and Place MA starting January 2021, is a London based artist, researcher and writer, and founder of the art partnership London Fieldworks, working over two decades to produce works that respond to ecology as a complex inter-working of social, natural and technological worlds. Jo is joined by artist Tine Bech, Senior Lecturer for Arts and Place, who, as well as having a strong background in academic research, has also been described as “a leading light in a new wave of artists whose currency is experience, shared and celebrated”. Read the latest update on the learning programme, of which Jo and Tine play a key part, on the Dartington.org blog. #dartington #artsschool #arts #artistsoninstagram #artsandplace #artnews @tinebechstudio @libraryoflight @dartingtonarts #londonfieldworks ...

🎤 Live music continues to play on at @dartingtontrust! Only a couple of tables and a handful of balcony seats left available for #TheGreatHallSessions presents @thediamondfamilyarchive Archive this Saturday night. Book now to enjoy this unique local artist's "psychedelic soundscapes that paint picturesque portraits of the English countryside”. Enjoy suitably-distanced table seating and Supper / Bar service from the White Hart courtesy of @greentablecafe team, with a fab range of dishes served up 6-9pm... This band will sound incredible under the vaulted hammer-beam roof of the Great Hall. Find out more about the music and reserve your table / balcony seats at www.dartington.org/event/the-great-hall-sessions/ @theblackbirdcollectivetotnes @VisitTotnes @VisitDevon #escapetheeveryday #livemusic #weareviable #letthemusicplay #supportthearts #totnes #dartingtonestate #devon ...

Autumn is a beautiful time to explore the Dartington estate! Head up for a walk, or for a deeper engagement try a short course, take next year’s horticulture residency or apply for one of our arts or ecology based degrees! Head to the link in our bio to explore your options. 📸 Kim Aldis #ecology #dartington #devon #escapetheeveryday #countryliving #totnes #autumn #autumnvibes🍁 #autumnvibes🍁🍂🍃 ...

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