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

Quiz Night

Thu 16th Nov

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.

Sold out, sorry!

Inspired by Turner: Art Workshop

Sun 19th Nov

10.30 - 15.30

Inspired by J.M.W. Turner, this watercolour workshop will guide participants through different painting techniques to help develop their skills.

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

Sold out, sorry!

Gardening Day

Sun 19th Nov

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 new Depot opposite the playground and this Sunday we will be concentrating on the area around the Bog Garden

Tools provided

Frost Fair with the Finchley Women’s Institute

Sun 26th Nov 11:30 - 16:30

Sunday 26th November 11:30 -16:30

Finchley Women’s Institute and Stephens House & Gardens are hosting our 7th Annual Frost Fair, with art and craft stalls for Christmas shoping ideas .

Please note there is no further stall space available for stall holders

 

Leon the Pig Farmer

Thu 7th Dec

19.30

A special 25th anniversary screening of this iconic film with a Q&A session with its co-writer and co-director local resident Gary Sinyor. 

A Jewish estate agent discovers that thanks to an artificial insemination mishap, his real father owns a pig farm in Yorkshire.

Held in the Drawing Room - Film rated PG

Tickets £10. Booking essential

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Pine Cone Creatures

Sun 10th Dec

Drop-in Workshop

11.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 15.30

Get creative and make  your very own forest creature. Decorate a pine cone harvested from the Estate with fun materials.

Held in the Visitor Centre £1 per child per cone - no booking necessary

Winter Lights

Sat 16th Dec

16.30 – 20.30 

Come and take Christmassy walk around the lit up gardens

Cafe open so try some yummy hot chocolate or mulled wine

Entry £3 per person/child (under 2 years free)

Victorian Christmas Lunch

Sun 17th Dec

Victorian Christmas Lunch Party

Celebrate Christmas in style and take your place at Mr Stephens’ dining table for lunch with a period flavour. 

The Victorian splendour of Avenue House’s Drawing Room is dressed for the festive season and you will be treated to a sumptuous three-course feast of traditional freshly cooked Christmas fayre.

With food, people and conversation, our intimate lunch party is created to satisfy appetites for a friendly and adventurous eating experience.

Victorian costume welcome but not essential

Arrive at 12.30 for introductions and welcome drink served by the Head Butler for 12.45 sitting.

Tickets £30 including

Welcome drink 

3 Course Lunch

Coffee and mince pies

Suitable for age 16 and above  - drinks other than welcome drink, not included

For menu options follow the download link above

 

 

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Introduction to Hatha Yoga

Tue 9th Jan

Tues, 9th,16th, 23rd, 30th January 9.30 – 10.30

This 1 hour per week for 4 week course, 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. 

All proceeds from the course will be donated to the support the House & Gardens.

£32 for 4 sessions- booking essential

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 14th Jan

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.

 

Gin Club

Thu 18th Jan

18.30 – 21.00

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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Gardening Day

Sun 21st Jan

Please come along and 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 .

Tools provided

Quiz Night

Thu 8th Feb

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.

Love is in the Air

Sun 11th Feb

11.30-13.00 & 14.00 -15.30

Roses are red, violets are blue. We're making cards, you should come too!

Come along and make a Victorian style Valentine card for your special friends and family.

Held in the Visitor Centre. Materials supplied

£1 per card blank - no booking necessary

Gin Club

Thu 15th Feb

18.30 – 21.00

New for 2018. A 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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Secret Agent

Thu 15th Feb

11.30-13.00 & 14.00 -15.30

Can you keep a secret? You don’t need Top Secret Clearance to come to this workshop…but it could help! Come along and make your own invisible ink and follow the clues around the museum and grounds to crack the code to reveal the name of the secret agent.  

Free Drop in session in the Visitor Centre

Mothers Day lunch

Sun 11th Mar

Treat your Mother to a delicous lunch in the atmospheric setting of the Drawing Room.

All Mothers recieve a special Garden related gift

Lunch is served 12pm-3pm.

2 courses £16 (£10 for Children under 10 yrs) 3 courses £20 ( £13 for Children under 10 yrs)

Follow link above for menu

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

Frog Frenzy

Thu 29th Mar

10.30-12.30 & 13.30-15.30

Free drop in workshop

Join us at the visitor centre and learn about the life cycle of a Frog, then make your very own Frog life cycle spinner to take home. Can you spot what stage of frog life you can see at the pond?

Home of 'Inky' Stephens

17 East End Road,
Finchley, London N3 3QE
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