Our volunteer-led tours are a brilliant opportunity to discover the secrets of our glorious Gardens.
From the 14th Century buildings, to the much-loved Sunny Border, to one of the oldest trees in England, you’ll hear the stories behind individual features and learn about some of the Garden mysteries, unanswered even today.
The gardens at Dartington Hall are world class Grade II listed and are open, free of charge, all year round. Although the history of the gardens goes back several hundred years, it was not until Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst arrived in 1925 that its true potential was realised.
The Garden Tour starts under the archway entrance to the courtyard next to the Barn Cinema box office. It departs at 11am every Wednesday and Sunday, and takes 90 minutes. The tour is free to individuals and small groups (see below for larger tours), although there is an opportunity at the end to make a donation. This year money raised by the volunteer tour guides will go towards repairing the wrought iron gates seen next to the Sunny Border, which is passed on the tour.
Dartington would like to warmly thank our volunteers who make these tours happen.