While in Devon – in addition to visiting Buckfast Abbey – we visited Dartington. Our main reason for visiting was a tango event (really fun!) but one afternoon we decided to stroll through the gardens. I hadn’t read much of anything about Dartington before our visit, so I had no idea what I would find there.
I was blown away (with the caveat that nothing beats Bodnant Garden). Before dinner one afternoon, we walked around Dartington Hall and followed a path through a giant hedge. We suddenly found ourselves in a huge open space:
We meandered through the garden, discovering yet another green space or a new path or a different perspective of the grounds as we went. Turning through a gate out of the garden, we crept through a cemetery and passed a zen garden before winding down a spiral stone staircase back to the Dartington Hall courtyard.