About Dartington

Dartington graphic2014 saw more than 800,000 visitors from across the world join us here at Dartington. They took part in our events, courses, festivals and enjoyed films, our shops, restaurant and gardens.

Dartington is many things to many people but one aim underpins everything. And that’s how we use our estate to stimulate new thinking and action to help develop a more sustainable, more just and more enriching world.   Find out how we do it

Current highlights from around Dartington

Your Dartington summer

Seasonal highlights, from Summer School concerts to outdoor cinema

Girl running through field at Dartington. Image:  Rebecca Clelland

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Summer at The Shops


Grab a bite to eat in one of our two cafes, the Food Shop or bring a picnic. Every summer holiday weekend we have a bouncy castle, plus live music on Saturdays. Visit The Shops

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Coming this autumn

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An exciting new programme of affordable, accessible craft for everyone.


Blogs from our projects and iniatives

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LifeWorks student gains work experience in Dartington's Gardens

Volunteer blog: Supporting young people at Dartington

As schools wrap up for the summer, Sonja reflects back on the year and some of the wonderful partnerships Dartington has built with local schools and colleges through volunteering. Read More >>

Martin Crawford

Food & Farming blog: Finding new ways to grow at Dartington

What is agroforestry - and why does it matter? Our latest blog tackles this complex subject and explains why it's so important for Dartington to support this underappreciated and challenging form of agriculture. Read More >>

LandWorks 2nd birthday cake

LandWorks blog: Two years...and thinking

Two years ago, LandWorks had a derelict porta cabin, three serving prisoners, a man released on licence, a bit of overgrown wasteland, and a plan: to help these guys back into the community and employment. Read More >>

Gallery: Dartington’s Great Hall & Gardens

The Great Hall

Dartington Hall and the Great Lawn

The Sunny Border

The Tiltyard

Henry Moore's 'Memorial Figure'

Head Gardener's Office (Valley Field)

Great Hall seen from Private Garden

The Great Hall, seen from the Tiltyard

Henry Moore's 'Memorial Figure'

Great Hall seen from Private Garden

Swan Fountain

The Tiltyard


Latest News

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Visualisation of how the Deer Park Wall development could look. (c) Lacey Hickie and Caley Ltd

The Dartington Hall Trust wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The Dartington Hall Trust has received initial support for its ‘Heritage Revealed’ project from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Read More >>

Jon Perkin births a calf at Old Parsonage Farm

Calf birth captured at Old Parsonage Farm!

Our camera was on half to capture this amazing moment down at Old Parsonage Farm on The Dartington Hall Trust estate! Read More >>

Opening hours & directions

(all Mon-Sun)
Gardens: dawn ’till dusk
Visitor Centre: 9am-5pm
Shops: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun(Venus Cafe 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sun; Cranks 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5pm Sun)
Barn Cinema Box Office: 12.30-7pm
White Hart restaurant: 12-3pm & 5.30-9pm
White Hart bar: 12 noon-11pm
Roundhouse Cafe: 10am-8pm

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