We are a charity delivering progressive learning programmes in the arts, ecology and social justice. Our beautiful 1,200-acre estate is a vibrant year-round visitor destination.

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 > 

white hart

bbq on the great lawn

3&4 Jun:  Round off half term with some cracking BBQ grub and loaded fries in the sunshine!


short courses

Arts, crafts, farming, viticulture, wellbeing and much more: discover our exciting, transformative short course programme.

Still from Are You There God

barn cinema

Arthouse, kids’ films, blockbusters, live theatre streamings and more – find out what’s coming up at our beautiful independent venue.


Learning at Dartington

We take a ‘Head, Heart and Hands’ approach to all forms of learning at Dartington.

You’ll see this in action if you’re studying on one of our undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Schumacher College or Dartington Arts School, enjoying an immersive short course experience, or simply attending one of the many talks, festivals and other events we hold year-round.

We believe that through all this activity, we can address the great challenges of our time through driving positive societal change – and invite you to be a part of it, no matter where you are in life.

Latest news & blogs

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Writer. Mother. Martyr?

Join us next week for this urgent new play from Totnes-based Moveable Type Theatre Company.

Respected journalist Ulrike Meinhof shocked the world in 1970 by putting down her pen and joining the urban guerillas of the Red Army Faction. 50 years on, Meinhof’s words, life and legacy remain as relevant, and as provocative, as ever.

Moveable Type Theatre Company explores the passion and violence of Meinhof’s short life, and asks us to find our own balance between protest and resistance.

7.30pm, Wednesday 7 June 2023 | Studio 1, Dartington Trust | £12

To book, go to dartington.org/event/future-days


#theatre #localtheatre #livetheatre #totnes #dartington

As part of the Beatrix Farrand celebrations at Dartington, we’re delighted to share that The Garden Museum in London will be hosting an evening talk with Dan Pearson next Tuesday 6 June.

Tickets are available to book online with the Garden Museum, and there’s a livestream option too.

This event marks the 90th anniversary of Beatrix Farrand’s involvement at Dartington, where Dan Pearson, recipient of the 2022 Beatrix Farrand Society Achievement Award, will talk about the plans he has produced for the estate and gardens.

For tickets go to gardenmuseum.org.uk/events/talk-dan-pearson-at-dartington/

7pm, Tuesday 6 June 2023 | The Garden Museum, London / online

@gardenmuseum @danpearsonstudio @beatrix_farrand_society @beatrixfarrandgarden @thedevongardenstrust @rhs.home

After a fantastic half-term week, we want to keep the good times rolling... so we are hosting a massive BBQ on our Great Lawn this weekend!

Expect tasty burgers made with the finest local ingredients, delicious gourmet baguettes and unbelievable loaded fries. Plus slushies (made with natural fruit juices), ice cream and an outdoor bar stocked with cold beers and other refreshing beverages.

Bring your friends and family, stroll around our beautiful estate, play some silly lawn games and enjoy a feast in the sun!

Food served 12-8pm, Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 June 2023

@fooddrinkdevon @visittotnes @visitdevon

#halfterm #family #familyfun #bbq #food #drinks #totnes #dartington

Last chance to bid on this stunning original artwork by renowned artist Sarah Gillespie (sarahgillespie.co.uk).

Simply email fundraising@dartington.org with your bid or to find out more.

‘Pine speaks to Lark’ is an original Silverpoint, on traditional prepared paper, drawn from a location under the enormous Monterey Pines near Aller Park on the Dartington Estate. An image some may recognise and resonate with.

The piece has kindly been donated by Sarah in support of the Dartington Gardens, with all proceeds going directly to the Gardens fundraising campaign.

Size: 32” x 44” approximate (framed). Retail £14,000. Reserve of £11,000. Viewing at the Welcome Centre, Dartington Estate.

For more information, go to dartington.org/donate-grounds


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