Providing improved access to the Hall’s listed gardens for people with limited mobility, The Bridge is made of oak, Blue Lias stone, and Devon Rustic Limestone, and opened in November 2011.
Designed by British sculptor Peter Randall-Page, The Bridge is a piece of functional art in its own right.
Randall-Page commented on the Bridge: “This has been a fantastic opportunity to create my first functional piece of art. It’s a particular privilege that the bridge will enable increased access to a place of such beauty and I hope it will be used and enjoyed by all.”
More Gardens history
The TiltyardThe history of our most distinctive Gardens feature
Henry Moore's Memorial FigureThe renowned sculptor's tribute to a key Dartington figure
The Sunny BorderHow one of Dorothy Elmhirst's favourite features has evolved
The Bridge by Peter Randall-PageA functional artwork that helps keep our Gardens accessible to all
Beatrix Farrand’s courtyard pavingThe history of a space inspired by the college quadrangles of Oxford University
FloraA statue gifted to founders Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst by the people of Dartington
The Yew TreeThe oldest living resident of our Gardens, believed to be 1500-2000 years old
St Mary’s Church TowerThis 13th century tower is home to our 'Silent Space', a place of quiet contemplation