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

Events

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

Guided tours and organised visits at other times by arrangemen

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. 

 

 

Free event

Gardening Days

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

http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/stephenshouseandgardens

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.

Date :9/10/16

Venue: Stephens House & Gardens 

Price: £30:00 

Time :11:00-15:00

Tutor : Laura Fishman 

 

Workshop Agenda

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 .

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For further information please contact Laura at

 artcurator@stephenhouseandgardens.com

 www.laurafishmanart.com

 

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