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 - all proceeds go towards the upkeep of The Gardens

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 8th Mar

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.

Shared Reading

Try Shared Reading

Every Monday  10.30 – 12.00  

Shared Reading groups are a place to relax, make new friends and share stories. Just drop in and enjoy listening to a great story or poem – no pressure to talk or read

Everyone is welcome.

Refreshments will be provided and it’s free! No need to bring anything.

Held in the visitor centre 

 

Free event

Quiz Night

Thu 19th Mar

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.

Mothers Day lunch

Sun 22nd Mar

Treat your Mother to a delicious lunch in the atmospheric setting of the Drawing Room.  All Mothers receive a special Garden related gift

Lunch served 12.00 - 15.00

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

Deposit required to secure all bookings

 

Inky’s Supper Club

Thu 26th Mar

Curry Night & Indian Wine Tasting

18.30 – 21.30

Did you know that In the recent years India has experienced a boom in wine exports and is appreciated for good quality wines.

Come along and sample 3 varieties of wines 

There will be a great home cooked curry and some nibbles to compliment the tasting, (vegetarian options available)

Held in the Stable Café

Tickets £22 per person. Booking essential

please let us know if you have any dietary requirements catering@stephenshouseandgardens.com

 

 

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Eggtastic - Egg Hunt and Egg Decorating

Sun 5th Apr

14.30 – 17.00 

We are running an eggtastic drop-in session and eggcellent Egg Hunt, so let your little explorers follow the clues on a quest for eggs and then they can have lots of fun decorating their own!

Start your hunt any time between 14.30 and 16:30. 

Polystyrene egg and decorating materials provided

£4.00 per child per hunt and egg.

Limited availability booking essential - Held in the Visitor Centre

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 5th Apr

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.

 

Art for Wellbeing

Weds mornings

22nd  April - 20th May  10.00 -12.00

A free 5 week course held in the Visitor Centre in partnership with Barnet & Southgate College.  We will be using our observational skills to explore the  Gardens and arboretum 

Each week we will be actively striding out into the Gardens and sharing our experiences of walking and imagining the landscape as expressive drawing.

Everyone welcome, no experience necessary.

All materials provided and there'll be tea & biscuits!

Ages 18+ 

Places are Free but please book by contacting Rebekah Dean at 

rebekah.dean@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

 

 

Inky’s Supper Club

Thu 23rd Apr

St George's Day

18.30 – 21.30

For St George’s day we turn to traditional English fare including English Ciders and Ales to sample, along with a great home cooked supper and nibbles.

Not forgetting an all things English quiz with a special prize for the winner.

Held in the Stables Café - Vegetarian options available

Tickets £22 per person. Booking essential

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements catering@stephenshouseandgardens.com

All proceeds from events go towards the upkeep of the Gardens

 

 

 

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 3rd 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.

 

Creativity and Wellbeing Week

18th May - 24th May 

It's creativity and Wellbeing Week and we are celebrating at The House & Gardens - see below for events - More added soon!

Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund 

All Workshops held in the Bothy Gardens and suitable for  age 18 yrs plus. Tickets £3 booking essential

In fairness to others please choose one workshop to attend - multiple bookings of workshops will not be honored

Art and Wellbeing

Mon 18th May

A workshop for Creativity and Wellbeing Week

10.30 - 15.00 (including 30mins lunch break)

Join artist Rebekah Dean to explore the creative process and challenge expression through painting and walking; no art experience necessary.

During the workshop participants will be working together and individually, whilst sharing stories and ideas that navigate and map experiences of wellbeing and selfcare.

All art materials and protective clothing will be provided and there's even tea and biscuits

Tickets £3. Booking Essential

In fairness to others please choose one workshop to attend - multiple bookings of workshops will not be honored

supported by Barnet and Southgate College

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Isadora Duncan and the Transformation of Dance

Wed 20th May

11.00

A presentation for  Creativity and Wellness Week by Elizabeth Blake

“To dance is to live !” (Isadora Duncan)

Inspirational, passionate and unconventional, Isadora Duncan was a pioneer who opened the door to a new world of dance and is widely recognised as the “Mother of Modern Dance.” She took her inspiration directly from nature, rebelling against the confines and costumes of Classical Ballet and created a free, barefoot, expressive dance style enthralling audiences across the world.

Duncan believed that our connection with nature was vital to life, dance, art and education, elevating dance from entertainment to a life enhancing art form. She believed  that everyone can and should dance.

Part talk, part performance, Elizabeth Blake explains how Isadora’s creative vision transformed the dance world and how her legacy is still highly relevant today, in a  world where we are becoming increasingly disconnected from nature and from each other.

The presentation is brought to life by excerpts from the speeches and dances of Elizabeths's play “Isadora – The Barefoot Dancer.” a production  selected for Theatre Fest West 2019, which will also be  performed at this year,s Edinburgh Festival .

Tickets £3 including tea and biscuits - held in the main house.

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“I Dance What I Am”

Wed 20th May

14.00-15.45

A workshop for Creativity and Wellbeing Week

The pace and stress of modern life can take its toll on the body and mind, creating exhaustion, tension and anxiety. Dance is a wonderful way of re-energising the body, releasing tension and promoting harmony in both body and mind. Dancing outside, in nature, allows the body to be calm, to breathe easily and being in natural surroundings can inspire creativity and allow the body to move naturally, releasing tension and feel physically and mentally refreshed. Promoting positive body images, the session  begins with a gentle physical warm up, followed by movements inspired by the natural surroundings, using the elements of air, earth and water as creative touchstones 

No prior dance experience necessary. Wear clothing that is easy to move in.

Led by Elizabeth Blake, author and performer of “Isadora – The Barefoot Dancer.”

Tickets £3 including tea and biscuits  Booking Essential

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Nature Inspired Art - Painting and Mixed Media

Thu 21st May

13.00 - 16.00

A workshop for Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Join Laura Fishman in this nature inspired workshop, where you will create loose, semi-abstract paintings inspired by your surroundings and  natural beauty.
An imaginative workshop that encourages creativity, each attendee will learn how to simplify elements of the garden. We’ll start with sketches where Laura will demonstrate how to capture patterns and mix colours. Then we’ll move on to a blank canvas using paint, mixed media and collage. You will be given basic instructions open to interpretation, as you are guided through techniques to create individual acrylic paintings on a canvas to take away.

for more information on Laura's work visit https://www.laurafishmanart.com/

No previous experience needed.  All art materials will be provided and there's even tea and biscuits

Tickets £3.00 - Booking Essential

In fairness to others please choose one workshop to attend - multiple bookings of workshops will not be honored

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What’s good for the garden…is…good for you

Fri 22nd May

10.00 -13.00

A workshop for Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Join David T Waller to explore and express via your natural senses and instinct.  Using Clay and working both individually, in pairs and collectively, you’ll create objects based on your experience and contribute to a unique group installation. 

For more information on Davids work visit http://www.davidtwaller.com

Materials, Tea and biscuits provided. No art experience necessary.   Age 18 +

Tickets £3 Booking essential. 

In fairness to others please choose one workshop to attend - multiple bookings of workshops will not be honored

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Inky’s Supper Club

Thu 18th Jun

Island in the Sun

For summer we turn our minds to all things Jamaican, to bring a little Caribbean sunshine to the Gardens (well we can only hope!)

Sample a selection of Jamaican rums along with a delicious home cooked supper.

Vegetarian options available

Tickets £22 per person.  Booking essential

Held in the Stables Cafe

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements  catering@stephenshouseandgardens.com 

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Old Herbaceous

Sun 5th Jul

15.00

Open Air Theatre in the Bothy Gardens

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants.  An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, invites you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, 

“Reminiscent of going down to the allotment with your grandad…..a wonderful, wonderful evening” BBC Radio Lincolnshire

“Absolutely idyllic” BBC Radio York

Produced by Kick In The Head, with Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar 

Tickets £14

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Sherlock Holmes

Sun 12th Jul

15.00

Open air theatre in the Bothy Gardens

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put dynamic detective duo Holmes and Watson through their paces as they tackle their most fiendish case yet, in this delightfully inventive and hilarious show for all ages. Featuring live music, audience interaction and more mystery than you can shake a magnifying glass at.

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

Tickets £16  (under 16yrs £12)

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Summer Garden Fete

Sun 19th Jul

12.00 - 17.00

A Day of fun and games.  

We are looking for craft and produce stall holders. if you are interested please contact development@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Twelfth Night

Wed 29th Jul

19.30

Open air theatre in the Bothy Gardens

The Pantaloons return!

Get in a fight. Cross-dress. Throw on some yellow stockings. Love can make you do the funniest things…! The Pantaloons return with their own brand of open-air Shakespeare mayhem. Family-friendly fun with live music and audience participation!

Tickets £16, under 16 years £12

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Treasure Island

Open air theatre in the Bothy Gardens

Fri 1 & Sat 2 August 11.30 & 14.30.

It’s pirate ships and salty old sea dogs for Summer 2020 in Quantum Theatre’s swashbuckling new adaptation of the classic pirate adventure, Treasure Island.

From the moment young Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a treasure map at the Admiral Benbow Inn he finds himself embroiled in the murky underworld of pirates - and soon he is on the high seas in search of the pirate hoard. But once aboard the Hispaniola, Jim becomes only too aware that he is not the only one who knows of the map's existence...

Bursting with buccaneers, brouhaha and dastardly double dealings Michael Whitmore’s lively new adaptation delivers an action-packed adventure for the whole family.

Tickets £11.50 each, Four tickets for £39 

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