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

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

Inky’s Supper Club

Thu 23rd Jan

Whisky Galore!

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!

Celebrate Burns Night with 3 whiskies to taste, Haggis, neeps and tatties and Cranachan dessert,

Vegetarian options available

Tickets £22 per person.  Booking essential

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

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Colour Mixing Workshop

Sun 26th Jan

10.30 - 15.30

Colour mixing is an essential skill for a painter. Using a limited watercolour palette, we will learn how to mix a wide range of colours. This will include making the brightest and cleanest of mixes as well as mixing traditional colours to create more muted earth tones. 

Through a series of fun and practical exercises you will explore colour harmony, contrast and temperature, and discover how colours can enhance one another. These techniques can be applied to any media.

Suitable for adults age 17+ all levels

Tickets £40.00 Materials not included (list available with booking)

TUTOR LAURA FISHMAN

For booking and info: email: artcurator@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Bothy Snowdrops

Sun 9th Feb

13.00 – 16.00

Feel the rustle of Spring by visiting the Bothy Gardens and its display of wonderful Snowdrops. 

Bulbs on sale.

February sees the first Sunday opening of The Bothy Gardens for 2020 - The Gardens are open on the 2nd Sunday of each month until October

Free event

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 9th Feb

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 13th 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.

Inkys Supper Club

Thu 20th Feb

Gin Time

18.30 – 21.30

For February, we return to Gin with a selection of 3 Gins to taste and mix with different Botanicals to discover your own favourite recipe. Not forgetting a Gin related quiz with a special prize for the winner.

There will be a great Home Cooked Supper and some nibbles to compliment the Tasting.

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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Art for Wellbeing

26th February - 1st April

10.00 -12.00

Back by Popular demand!

A free six 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+ 

TUTOR REBECCA DEAN

Places are Free but please book by contacting Rebekah Dean at rebekah.dean@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

 

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.

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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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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Treasure Island

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.

 

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