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.

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Gardening Day

Sun 19th Aug

Due to the large amount of work that needs to be carried out in the gardens, we have added an extra Gardening Day for August . Come dressed for the weather with sturdy footwear and join our friendly group to help maintain our beautiful 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 

PLANE WALL by David T. Waller & John R. Waller

Weekends  12.00 -17.00 until 29th September 2018

In the basement of the House

Wonder at hundreds of model aircraft, an immersive soundtrack, and the accompanying collection of family memorabilia and nostalgic items which gently occupy an unknown part of Stephens Houses’ historical Victorian basement.   This imaginative and intimate art installation is the collaboration of twin brothers.

Plane Wall’s absorbing atmosphere invites viewers into a surprising and ingenious space where a myriad of objects seek to acknowledge and even provoke the passionate and obsessive tides within ourselves so revealing the hidden connections and systems that lie between and beneath us.

Plane Wall has already captured audiences and its new home is perfectly suited to evoke a private, reflective and thoughtful climate. Visitors are invited to recall and share stories, ask questions, identify the aircraft, or simply spend time amidst this ambient and airworthy exhibit.      

Free entry: Donations in aid of Combat Stress charity.

Please note:  the installation will be closed on August Bank Holiday weekend

Free event

Pond dipping

Tue 21st Aug

11.00 - Morning Session

Find out more about underwater creatures at a guided pond dipping session. Those taking part will be given a net and tray to look closer at some of the pond’s inhabitants and will be given the chance to examine the creatures with the help of staff before returning them to the water safely.

£4 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

Suitable for ages 5+

Sold out, sorry!

Pond dipping

Tue 21st Aug

14.00 - Afternoon Session

Find out more about underwater creatures at a guided pond dipping session. Those taking part will be given a net and tray to look closer at some of the pond’s inhabitants and will be given the chance to examine the creatures with the help of staff before returning them to the water safely.

£4 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

Suitable for ages 5+

Sold out, sorry!

Pond dipping

Thu 23rd Aug

11am - Morning Session

Find out more about underwater creatures at a guided pond dipping session. Those taking part will be given a net and tray to look closer at some of the pond’s inhabitants and will be given the chance to examine the creatures with the help of staff before returning them to the water safely.

£4 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

Suitable for age 5+

Sold out, sorry!

Pond dipping

Thu 23rd Aug

14.00 - Afternoon Session

Find out more about underwater creatures at a guided pond dipping session. Those taking part will be given a net and tray to look closer at some of the pond’s inhabitants and will be given the chance to examine the creatures with the help of staff before returning them to the water safely.

£4 per session for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

Suitable for age 5+

 

Sold out, sorry!

Gin in the Park

Sun 26th Aug

12.00 - 17.00

Gin Lovers - looking for an excuse to enjoy your favourite tipple al -fresco this summer..this is a must.

Guests can taste from 50 Artisan Gins .award winning small batch.meet the distillers,take Masterclasses and learn how to create a Perfect Serve.

There will also be a live jazz act keeping you entertained and a barbeque to keep you fed as well as a bar serving up mouth watering gin cocktails .

Sounds a great afternoon..!!

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Mix it up

Mixed Media Watercolour Workshop 

Sun 2nd September. 10.30 - 15.30

Combine traditional watercolour painting with mixed media, to enhance your paintings and add drama to your work. We will use a variety of media including collage, drawing materials, texture and resists.

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

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 9th Sep

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.

There is also the opportunity to visit our art installation Plane Wall in the basement of the House and The Stephens Collection will be open 2- 4pm

Brilliant Birds

Sun 9th Sep

Free drop in workshop

11.30 – 13.00 & 14.00-15.30

Finchley’ is said to come from Anglo-Saxon, meaning ‘place of the finches’ come along and see what birds you can spot in the Gardens and make your own feathered friend

Pick up your Bird spotting sheet from the Visitor Centre

Autumn Seedlings - Forest Fun

Tuesday Mornings 10.30

September 11th, 18th, & 25th

October 2nd, 9th & 16th

Outdoor Fun for Toddlers and Their Grown-ups! Play and explore in our Summer forest activity session.Includes nature trails, storytelling, den building, mud pies, bug exploration, puddle jumping, muddy knees and more.

This group aims to provide time and space in the week for parents/carers and children to step back from their busy lives and reflect and interact with the world at nature’s pace – slow and steady.

Suitable for Children aged 18 months - 5 yrs.

£5.00  for 1 child and their grown up. Places Limited booking essential.

Session length 40 minutes 

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Quiz Night

Thu 13th Sep

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.

Gardening Day

Sun 16th Sep

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

Gin Club

Thu 20th Sep

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. £22 per person. Ticket includes snacks from the barbecue. Booking essential.

Held in the Stables Cafe

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Quiz Night

Thu 11th Oct

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.

Halloween Spooktacular

Sun 28th Oct

16.30 - 19.00

Yes - it's back - Book early to avoid disapointment

Join us for an evening of Halloween fun including a spine-tingling spooky basement tour, creepy garden ghost hunt, fiendish face-painting, ghoulish games, cunning crafts, terrifying tattoos and more

Tickets £8, four tickets £26.  (Note this is regardless of whether adult or children)

Under 2’s free. No unaccompanied under 16 years

Booking essential limited availability

 

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The Lodger

Sat 10th Nov

19.30

A Silent film with live accompaniment by Martin Niele

Hitchcock’s 1927 masterpiece, inspired by the tale of Jack the Ripper

When a landlady and her husband take in a new lodger, they're overjoyed: He's quiet, humble and pays a month's rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behaviour soon has them wondering if he's the killer terrorizing local girls. Starring Ivor Novello

Tickets £10.50 booking essential

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Frost Fair with the Finchley Women’s Institute

Sun 25th Nov 11:30 - 16:30

Sunday 25th November 11:30 -16:30

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

If you are interested in a stall please contact: wifinchley@gmail.com

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