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Mary Bartlett writes on tending her walled garden, and the history behind many of the plants used.
Not many of us take nearly a decade to finish a job – but our conservation warden is positively proud of the fact.
Will Kemp explores Dartington’s fascinating connection with one of the most influential American choreographers of the 20th century.
Did you know Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is being beaten only by The King’s Speech for post-win ticket sales? The Barn Cinema’s Ali Donkin writes on how one film could shake up an entire industry.
Work to repair the Old Postern, a Grade II* listed 15 Century building and home of Schumacher College, has now begun.
The Barn Cinema's Ali Donkin reflects on her Programmer's Pick for January, Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit. You can watch Jojo Rabbit at the Barn Cinema from Friday 10 to Thursday 16 January. Book tickets here.Springing out of a half remembered recommendation from his...
Ali Donkin, programmer at the Barn Cinema, runs through her top five films of the year…
Dartington Music Summer School & Festival has been nominated for the Devon Tourism Awards 2019/20 in the category of International Visitor Experience of the Year.
This week we are celebrating the launch of the first Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) Making a Difference programme in Plymouth.
In what ways can we help each other to succeed, as women? The key is to motivate ourselves to make those new connections with other women we admire, says Daisy Healy of Dartington’s Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) programme.
Schumacher College’s medieval parsonage, once home to the half-brother of Richard II and also to the celebrated botanist William Keble Martin, is among the latest buildings to be added to annual Heritage at Risk Register.
We’re pleased to announce that dogs are now welcome in the White Hart bar and restaurant. Good news for two regular faces around the estate, writes proud owner, gardener Michael Record.
As environmentalism goes mainstream and increasing numbers of organisations declare a climate emergency, Andrea Kuhn meets those who’ve been trying out the deep social, economic and cultural changes needed to get us out of this mess.
We have been anticipating the arrival of ash die back at Dartington for some years. It’s now unequivocally here – and we are urgently seeking your support to enable us to remove diseased tress from across the estate.
What are raptors, and why are we trying to attract them to Dartington? Estate warden Mike Newby explains why birds of prey are vital to the farmers, gardeners and land managers who work here at Dartington.
The Dartington Trust has appointed the artistic director and chief executive of Dance Umbrella, Emma Gladstone, to its board.
As a new film produced entirely on old-fashioned 16mm film roll comes to our Barn Cinema, Will Kemp tells the astonishing story of how film production shaped Dartington Hall throughout the decades.
Why do so many projects, enterprises and businesses fail to get beyond the initial idea phase? Daisy Healy explains why fear is the entrepeneur’s greatest enemy – and how to overcome it.
The Dartington Hall Trust is sad to announce that, after four years in post, Chief Executive Rhodri Samuel will be leaving the Trust.
With only 17% of start-ups in the UK being founded by women, something needs to change – so The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Dartington are offering free training and expert mentoring to support women all over Devon to set up enterprises and community projects.
The Warburtons are a family who live at peace with the land and vow to never take more from it than they give. Here, director Kim Laureen tells us more about meeting them and understanding their story.
As a brilliant new production comes to Dartington, we catch up with artistic director Chris Pirie to find out exactly what an Intronaut is, and how Elvis Presley’s fatberg almost became the star of the show.
Throughout 2019, the gardens team have been putting the first major part of garden designer Dan Pearson’s masterplan into action in Valley Field.
What’s your social purpose? In other words, what can you do with your life that really matters? Daisy Healy takes a look at how to tackle such a weighty question – and how the Accelerated Women’s Enterprise (AWE) Making a Difference programme can help make your social purpose a reality.
Almost 500 of you participated in a survey aiming to help shape the future of the River Dart in Dartington. Here, Harriet Bell looks at some of the key findings.
A multitude of tree lovers – from scientists to philosophers, foresters to artists, policy experts to designers – are convening at Dartington in response to the Climate Change Committee’s call to increase tree planting for zero carbon emissions by 2050.
In the latest blog from our gardens team, the yew hedges by our Magnolia Steps are looking decidedly peaky. Enter garden designer Dan Pearson – plus a winch, wire rope, blood, sweat…and ‘blind faith’.
A new impact evaluation report has highlighted the remarkable impact and reach of a key social enterprise support programme, which is delivered in the south west by Dartington’s own School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Local learning disability charity Lifeworks has acquired a new site at Webbers Yard, with plans to build a purpose-built base for its central charity offices, further education and training college.
We are privileged to welcome Revanta Sarabhai fresh from the Royal Opera House in Mumbai for a performance of Bharata Natyam, an ancient Indian classical art form.