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Dartington Hall, The Dartington Hall Trust

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Dartington became well known from 1925 and onwards, when an exceptionally well-off couple, Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst, bought the estate and began to explore how a place could change the world.

Dartington is a medieval house. It is surrounded by a 20th century garden, created by Dorothy Elmhirst, together with the writer-landscape designer Avray Tipping, and the landscape designers Beatrix Ferrand and Percy Cane. The estate is covering 486 ha (1,200 acres), including a Deer Park.

The couple brought together the greatest artists, architects, writers, philosophers, and musicians of their time, leading to extraordinairy results. Two examples of these achievements were the creation of the Arts Council and hosting the International Summer School, where musicians can play, experiment and explore together with the world's leading musicians.

In 1932 they created The Dartington Hall Trust, managing all their charitable work.

Today the Trust runs around 16 programmes.

There is alway much going on at Dartington, including concerts, whereas Dartington is also a venue for corporate and private events, such as meetings, conferences, weddings...

The gardens are open to visitors.

For visits and more detailed information, see website




Dartington Hall, The Dartington Hall Trust

Dartington Hall
United Kingdom