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

Current highlights from around Dartington

Seasonal highlights

How to make the most of Dartington this autumn and winter

Gardens in autumn (c) Kim Aldis

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The Shops at Dartington


Get a gift with a difference, choose from a wide range of local produce, join an activity, class or event – or just browse online.  Visit The Shops

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Coming this autumn

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An exciting new programme of affordable, accessible craft for everyone.


Blogs from our projects and initiatives

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Upswing workshop at Dance in TIme 2015 in Space Studios

Abundant Life blog: Dancing in time for International Older Persons day

How Abundant Life teamed up with Dance in Devon to create a day of dance and music celebrating the contribution that older people make in our communities. Read More >>

Leaves of liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum or hazel pine) , found on the Great Lawn and Valley Field

Gardens blog: Autumn highlights to look out for

With the weather changing, Dartington gardener Katherine has used her latest blog to help you enjoy some of the seasonal highlights coming up in the Gardens. Read More >>

The new bridge opening up access to walkers around Peek and Redlake

Food and Farming blog: How best to keep Peek sheep?

In her latest blog, Harriet explains how new footpaths around the fields at Peek Plantation are helping preserve much-used thoroughfares, while protecting the sheep of the young tenant farmer. 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


Latest News

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Children in Apricot Orchard. Photo: Marina O'Connell

Huxham’s Cross Community Farm gets off the ground

The new Huxham’s Cross Farm in Dartington, the stunning result of a community share offer from the Biodynamic Land Trust (BDLT), will have a public launch on Saturday 10 October (4pm) at Dartington Village Hall. Read More >>

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Update on the Land Availability Assessment for Dartington

Latest updates on Dartington Hall Trust-owned land in the parish, how we are supporting the Neighbourhood Plan process, and next steps. Read More >>

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Dartington refugee crisis response - update 23.9

The Dartington Hall Trust is aware of and shares the huge concern over the refugee crisis facing Europe and the comments that this is generating amongst people connected in some way with Dartington. Read More >>

Opening hours & directions

(all Mon-Sun)
Gardens: dawn ’till dusk
Visitor Centre: 9am-5pm
Shops: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun(Venus Cafe 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sun; Cranks 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5pm Sun)
Barn Cinema Box Office: 12.30-7pm
White Hart restaurant: 12-3pm & 5.30-9pm
White Hart bar: 12 noon-11pm
Roundhouse Cafe: 10am-8pm

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