Events Calendar 2016
JULY - OCTOBER
Hospitals For Heroes
Wed 1st Jun - Fri 30th Sep
Wednesday 1st of June to Friday 30th of September
Opening Week Day Times Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 13:00 to 16:30 .
Opening Weekend Times Saturday and Sunday 12:00 to 16:30
Hospitals for Heroes, opened on the 1st of June and runs until the 30th of September. 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, and set within our atmospheric basement, we remember the sights, sounds and smells of Avenue House as a VAD hospital during WWI and as the RAF Central Hospital from 1919. The treatment of casualties is illustrated with personal accounts, including the amazing story of one highly decorated airmen of the Royal Flying Corps. The Exhibition is free but donations are welcome.
Sun 21st Aug
Help maintain Stephens House and Gardens with a couple hours of gardening. Choose a session, either 11.00–13.00 or 14.00–16.00, or do both if you’re really keen! We meet by Spike Milligan's Bench, by the main lawn and all tools are provided. Gardening days are usually on the third Sunday of the month but please always check here for confirmation.
Bothy Garden Party
Sun 4th Sep 15:00 - 17:00
The Bothy Gardens will be open with a variety of fresh and home-made produce for sale, plus
a Children’s Nature Knowledge quiz. Light Refreshments will be served. Entry is £5. Come along,support the Bothy gardeners,
and help keep the gardens open for all to enjoy.
Heritage Open Sunday
Sun 11th Sep
For this extra special Heritage Open Sunday take a tour of Stephens House & Gardens. Visitors will also be able to access rooms not normally open to the public and gain an insight into the development of the Estate.
Tours will take place at 13:00 and 15:00 with a maximum of 20 people per tour and last around an hour. Suitable for ages 10 years and above.
TICKETS ARE FREE, BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED - PLEASE BOOK FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW
The House is also open for Sunday lunch 12pm-3pm, so why not make a day of it. Reservations for lunch are recommended
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS TO THE UPPER FLOORS
The Colour of Autumm
Sun 9th Oct
A watercolour workshop with Stephens House & Gardens Art curator Laura Fishman. By using the key colours of autumn to convey the mood of the season on the doorstep of winter, learn watercolor techniques, colour theory basics and how to mix an autumnal palette.
Venue: Stephens House & Gardens
Tutor : Laura Fishman
Meet at the Dining Room
11:00-11:30 Introduction and outline .
11:30-12:30: colour mixing & techniques .
12:30-13:00:Break for Lunch.
13:00-15:00: Develop paintings.
Please bring seasonal photographic references and images to work from, or you can use tablet with photos. (You may want to come earlier and take photos of the grounds with your tablet or digital camera).
Sunday Lunch is available to buy on site , or you are welcomed to bring your own.
This workshop is for adults age 16+
Materials not included (list available with booking form)
All Levels Welcome .
For further information please contact Laura at