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Dartington Hall
URL:Goto this web site  http://www.dartingtonhall.org.uk/ 
Name:Dartington Hall 



 
Alternate Name: 
Address:Dartington, Totnes 
Mailing Address: 
City:Devon 
State:England 
Postal Code:TQ9 6EL 
Country:UNITED KINGDOM 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=50.4518; long=-3.6942
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Phone:(0)1803.862367 
Fax:(0)1803.862367 
E-Mail:gardens@dartingtonhall.org.uk. 
Contact: 
Designer(s): 
Contruction Date:1991 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:dawn to dusk 
Admission: 
Added to JGarden:5/2/2004 
Last Updated:5/2/2004 
Sources:Journal of Japanese Gardening, Sept/Oct 2003, pp 33.

Dartington Hall web site (http://www.dartingtonhall.org.uk/) 
JGarden Description:The garden describes itself as 'among the finest examples of twentieth century design'. The 25 acre garden owes much to the pre-war work of the American designer Beatrix Farrand and later to that of Percy Cane. More recently a forecourt garden and a Japanese garden have been added. The Japanese garden is a small, dry (karesansui) garden that includes an entry gate, machiai and hillside tamamonoshrub arrangement.

The Dartington Hall estate is 2 miles from Totnes on the A384/A385. Heading from Plymouth take the A385 exit at Marley Head on the A38, and from Exeter take the A384 from Buckfastleigh. For those arriving by train, disembark at Totnes station where there are usually taxis available to bring you to the hall, a five-minute journey. 




Japan a great stone garden in the sea.
Echoes of hoes and weeding,
Centuries of leading hill-creeks down
To ditch and pool in fragile knee deep fields.
Leafy sunshine rustling on a man
Chipping a foot-square rough hinoki beam;
I thought I heard an axe chop in the woods
It broke the dream; and woke up dreaming on a train.
It must have been a thousand years ago
In some old mountain sawmill of Japan.
A horde of excess poets and unwed girls
And I that night prowled Tokyo like a bear
Tracking the human future
Of intelligence and despair.

  Gary Snyder
  Riprap

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