A Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, gifted for the use and enjoyment of the people by Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens of the Stephens' Ink Company.

Events

Spring Seedlings Forest Fun

Tue 24th Apr

10.30-11.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.Includes nature trails, storytelling, den building, mud pies, bug exploration, puddle jumping, muddy knees and more.

This group aims to provide time and space in the week for parents/carers and children to step back from their busy lives and reflect and interact with the world at nature’s pace – slow and steady.

Suitable for Children aged 18months -5 yrs. 

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

 

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Spring Seedlings Forest Fun

Thu 26th Apr

13.30 -14.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.Includes nature trails, storytelling, den building, mud pies, bug exploration, puddle jumping, muddy knees and more.

This group aims to provide time and space in the week for parents/carers and children to step back from their busy lives and reflect and interact with the world at nature’s pace – slow and steady.

Suitable for Children aged 18months -5 yrs.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential. 

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Spring Seedlings Forest Fun

Tue 1st May

10.30 -11.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.Includes nature trails, storytelling, den building, mud pies, bug exploration, puddle jumping, muddy knees and more.

This group aims to provide time and space in the week for parents/carers and children to step back from their busy lives and reflect and interact with the world at nature’s pace – slow and steady.

Suitable for Children aged 18months -5 yrs.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential. 

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Spring Seedlings Forest Fun

Thu 3rd May

13.30 - 14.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.Includes nature trails, storytelling, den building, mud pies, bug exploration, puddle jumping, muddy knees and more.

This group aims to provide time and space in the week for parents/carers and children to step back from their busy lives and reflect and interact with the world at nature’s pace – slow and steady.

Suitable for Children aged 18months -5 yrs.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential. 

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Introduction to Hatha Yoga

Tuesday mornings 9.30-10.30 

From 8th May

This regular 1 hour drop in session, will give you an introduction into some basic yoga poses. Concentrating on healthy alignment and breathing to help you to improve your posture, core strength, flexibility and general wellbeing. Instruction in meditation and relaxation will naturally be incorporated into these friendly group sessions. 

Instructor Paul Salman has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been a registered teacher for 12 years. 

If you would like to discuss the class please call or text Paul on 07768353108.

Sessions take place in the main House. All proceeds from the sessions donated to the support the House & Gardens.

£9 per session

Please note there are no classes on 5th and 12th June

Spring Seedlings Forest Fun

Tue 8th May

10.30 -11.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.Includes nature trails, storytelling, den building, mud pies, bug exploration, puddle jumping, muddy knees and more.

This group aims to provide time and space in the week for parents/carers and children to step back from their busy lives and reflect and interact with the world at nature’s pace – slow and steady.

Suitable for Children aged 18months -5 yrs.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

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Spring Seedlings Forest Fun

Thu 10th May

13.30 - 14.30

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our spring forest activity session.Includes nature trails, storytelling, den building, mud pies, bug exploration, puddle jumping, muddy knees and more.

This group aims to provide time and space in the week for parents/carers and children to step back from their busy lives and reflect and interact with the world at nature’s pace – slow and steady.

Suitable for Children aged 18months -5 yrs.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential. 

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Gin at the House & Gardens

Sun 13th May

12.00 - 16.00

London’s premier Gin tasting event at our beautiful listed house and gardens.

Come along and sample the best award winning small batch gins (with over 25 to choose from) and beautifully crafted cocktails

There will also be a Gin Masterclass and opportunity to meet the distillers  

Tickets £20 includes 5 Gin tasters and 1 perfect serve G&T of your choice. 

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 13th May

Sunday is lunch served in the house from 12:00 to 15:00.

The house is open 12:00 - 16:00. and the bar is open

Booking for lunch recommended, please call 020 8346 7812, option 1, or pop in at the house.

 

Quiz Night

Thu 17th May

Come and pit your wits against our resident quizmaster.

Starts at 19.30

Tickets cost £15.00  including Supper (Cash bar.)

Telephone 020 8346 7812 to reserve a ticket.

Gardening Day

Sun 20th May

Help us maintain The Gardens

Choose a session, either 11.00–13.00 or 14.00–16.00, or do both if you’re really keen!

We meet at the  Depot opposite the playground 

All About Trees - Water Colour Workshop

Sun 20th May

10.30 - 15.30

Our Gardens boast some of the most unique trees in London. Inspired by the magnificent arboretum, this watercolour workshop will explore a variety of skills and

techniques such as simplifying trees, rendering texture in bark, and expressive use of colour.

This workshop is for adults age 17+.

Fee £35. Materials not included. (List provided with booking).

Some experience with watercolour helpful, but beginners are welcome.

For booking and info:

email: artcurator@stephenshouseandgardens.com

http://www.laurafishmanart.com

summer Seedlings - Forest Fun

Tuesday mornings 10:30 -11:30   

 22nd May,  June    5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

Thurs 1:30 -2:30 Afternoons 

24th May   June 7th, 14th, 21th & 28th

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our Summer forest activity session.Includes nature trails, storytelling, den building, mud pies, bug exploration, puddle jumping, muddy knees and more.

This group aims to provide time and space in the week for parents/carers and children to step back from their busy lives and reflect and interact with the world at nature’s pace – slow and steady.

Suitable for Children aged 18months -5 yrs.

£5.00 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

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Forest School Taster Session

Wed 30th May

10.00 - 12.30

Come and join us for an inspiring Forest School taster session.

Forest School is made up of a wide range of experiences and adventures, including mini beast hunts, pond dipping, shelter building and games

Suitable for ages 6-9 years. Group capacity 10 

£12 per child

Please make sure you read the guide to Forest school document by following the link above before booking.

After booking we will send you a consent form to be returned to us.

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Forest School Taster Session

Thu 31st May

13.00 -15.30

Come and join us for an inspiring Forest School taster session.

Forest School is made up of a wide range of experiences and adventures, including mini beast hunts, pond dipping, shelter building and games

Suitable for ages 6-9 years. Group capacity 10 

£12 per child

Please make sure you read the guide to Forest school document by following the link above before booking.

After booking we will send you a consent form to be returned to us.

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Inky’s Place 100 years

Sundays 3,10,17, June 14.00 – 16.00

Come and help us celebrate 100 years since Inky left the Gardens “for the enjoyment of the people” by adding your mark to create an artwork for the visitor centre

Gin Club

Thu 21st Jun

Our monthly opportunity to sample Artisan Gins from award winning micro distillers. Enjoy tasters and 3 craft cocktails, with discussions about the botanicals, back story, and all juniper friendly matters. There will be opportunities to learn how to craft killer cocktails, meet the distillers and buy Artisan Gins at reduced prices. £20 per person. Ticket includes snacks to compliment the tasting and a home cooked supper. Booking essential.

Held in the Stables Cafe

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Sun 24th Jun

12pm -2pm

If you go down to the Bothy Gardens today you’re in for a big surprise! This summer we are launching our first ever Teddy Bears Picnic. Bring your teddy bears to the Bothy Gardens for an exclusive picnic and enjoy a range of teddy bear fun and games.

Suitable for age range 2-7 yrs and their grown ups

Tickets include a picnic lunch box

Tickets: Adult - £7, Child - £5

Booking essential

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Centenary Garden FĂȘte - Inky’s Place 100 years

Sun 15th Jul 12:00 - 17:00

2018 sees the 100th anniversary of Henry Inky Stephens bequest of the House & Gardens. To celebrate we have a packed day of fun, with a dog show to enter your best friend in, Donkey rides, and craft stalls. You try your hand at croquet in the Bothy Garden or have a go around the Maypole and there’s a brass band to top it off. Join us and make a day of it!

Admission to the gardens is free.  Charges apply for activities.

Forest School Week

Mon 23rd Jul - Fri 27th Jul

9.30 -12.00

Forest School is made up of a wide range of experiences and adventures, including mini beast hunts, pond dipping, shelter building and games, which develop confidence and self-esteem.

This is a 5 session activity, suitable for ages 6-9 years. Group capacity 10

£60 per child Please see the Link to book your Place. 

Please make sure you read the guide to Forest school document by following the link above before booking.

After booking we will send you a consent form to be returned to us.

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The Reluctant Dragon - Outdoor Theatre

The Reluctant Dragon

Tues 24th, Weds 25th and Thurs 26th July 11.30 & 14.30

Tickets £11.50.  Four tickets for £39

Presented by Quantum Theatre

Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the Dragon, but what happens when the Dragon simply won’t fight St George?

In this delightful new adaptation by Michael Whitmore, Quantum Theatre presents Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon, an enchanting tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family.  Staged in the Bothy Gardens

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