Courses and Events

We're 40 years old!

2016 marks the 40th year of the Commonwork Trust which was founded by Neil and Jenifer Wates after moving to Bore Place in 1976. We're celebrating with a year full of events for all ages. Come and join us - we'd love to see you! Book and pay online below.

Winter Day * family crafts *

December 2016

Saturday 10th

10:30am - 3:30pm

Come along to the Winter Day for a fun, creative, festive day for all ages. 10:30  ...

Adult's events, Arts and crafts, Children's events, Christmas, Winter Day 2016

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Winter Day * festive gingerbread *

December 2016

Saturday 10th

10:30am - 3:30pm

Come along to the Winter Day for a fun, creative, festive day for all ages. 10:30  ...

Adult's events, Children's events, Christmas, Cooking, Winter Day 2016

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Winter Day * screen printing *

December 2016

Saturday 10th

10:30am - 3:30pm

Come along to the Winter Day for a fun, creative, festive day for all ages. 10:30  ...

Adult's events, Arts and crafts, Children's events, Christmas, Winter Day 2016

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Winter Day * homemade Christmas gifts *

December 2016

Saturday 10th

10:30am - 3:30pm

Come along to the Winter Day for a fun, creative, festive day for all ages. 10:30  ...

Adult's events, Children's events, Christmas, Cooking, Winter Day 2016

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Apple trees - winter pruning day at the Green Wood Workshop

January 2017

Saturday 28th

9:30am - 4:00pm

Learn how to restore and maintain trees, both apples and pears, that have “got away┬Ł”....

Adult's events, Gardening, Green Wood Workshop

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Kentish curries

February 2017

Thursday 9th

9:30am - 4:00pm

If you love curry and spice, come and cook... Using local seasonal ingredients, learn how to create...

Adult's events, Cooking

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Basket making course at the Green Wood Workshop

February 2017

Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th

9:30am - 4:30pm

Transform sweet smelling willow into a beautiful and useful basket on this 2 day course at Bore...

Adult's events, Arts and crafts, Green Wood Workshop

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Baking bread (intermediate level)

February 2017

Saturday 11th

9:30am - 4:00pm

This course is aimed at home bread makers who want to improve their bread making with practical...

Adult's events, Cooking

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Willow husbandry course at the Green Wood Workshop

February 2017

Sunday 12th

1:00pm - 4:30pm

Find out how to propagate, grow, harvest, sort and dry willow for living structures and...

Adult's events, Gardening, Green Wood Workshop

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Astronomy evening in March

March 2017

Friday 3rd

7:00pm - 9:00pm

An evening of night sky gazing at Bore Place... Join the Edenbridge and District...

Adult's events, Astronomy, Children's events

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Willow husbandry - a morning course at the Green Wood Workshop

March 2017

Saturday 4th

9:30am - 12:30pm

Find out how to propagate, grow, harvest, sort and dry willow for living structures and...

Adult's events, Gardening, Green Wood Workshop

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A day of revitalising yoga in the Large Barn

March 2017

Sunday 5th

9:30am - 4:00pm

Shake off winter and embrace spring Join Charlotte Huggins and Gail Davies, both British Wheel of...

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How to find us

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR. 

Download directions by rail and road here (pdf)

By train: National Rail Enquiries

The nearest mainline stations are Sevenoaks or Tonbridge, both about 6 miles away. Edenbridge and Penshurst are also nearby.

By air: London Gatwick is the nearest airport (approx. 22 miles, c. 45 minutes by car)

Ample car parking on site.

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