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.

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Tomorrow night sees Skedaddle bring their good-time New Orleans / gypsy jazz-inspired soul warmers to the Great Hall. With great drinks and incredible food served direct to your table to boot! Tickets are red hot so we'd advise to book asap: www.dartington.org/event/the-great-hall-sessions ...

The Schumacher College Practical Residency In Sustainable Horticulture 2021 is a great way to really immerse yourself in the growing experience, while gaining the practical qualifications you need to work in the sector. Through the course you will gain the certificate in Sustainable Horticulture plus a Permaculture Design Certificate (awarded by the Permaculture Association). We're accepting applications up until 1 November 2020, so get your applications in fast. Head to the Schumacher College link in our bio for more info. #dartington #horticulture #sustainablegardening #sustainability #residency #gardening #permaculture ...

🍴Don't miss the return of our guest pop-up series, Kitchen Takeovers, which aim to support local chef talents adversely affected by the current crisis. This week, The Plot Catering Co. are bringing their knifes to the White Hart kitchen to serve up supper menus of yummy seasonal fare inspired by their love for allotment-grown produce. Based in Torquay and Newton Abbot, The Plot was founded in 2018 as a way to champion their environmental and ethical values and enable them to support the local community. "There is no better taste than home grown fruit and vegetables, if we can’t grow it ourselves we aim to use locally grown and sourced fresh & sustainable produce." These pop-ups have been wonderfully supported by the local community - please book your table today to avoid disappointment! www.dartington.org/event/kitchen-takeovers ...

The rain has stopped for now and the sun has just come out over Broadlears agroforestry field. If you’d like to find out more about our #regenerativeagriculture projects here and at the @schumachercollege growing spaces across the estate, join our Dartington.org mailing list via the link in our bio. #agroforestry #agroforestrysystems #conservation #sustainablefood #nature #biodiversity ...

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