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 keeping the Gardens open for all to enjoy

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Watercolour Tulips

Sun 21st Apr

13.00 - 16.00

Celebrate tulip season with a watercolour painting workshop with local tutor and professional artist Laura Fishman.

In this informative and relaxing workshop, Laura will show you how to mix the intense colours and delicate tones that can be found in tulips. During the class Laura will demonstrate drawing from observation and various watercolour techniques appropriate to painting tulips before guiding you as you work on your own paintings.

Attendees to bring their own materials. - follow link for details

Tickets £45

Please Note: If you need materials Laura can provide them for you for a small fee of £5.00, payable to her in cash on the day.

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St George’s Day Dinner

Tue 23rd Apr


Love our Sunday Lunches? This one is for You

Join us for an English themed evening including Roast Beef and Yorkshires - follow the link for full menu 

(Vegetarian options available) 

Tickets £28  Members £25, all inclusive 

Over 18's only. Booking essential
Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements catering@stephenshouseandgardens.com

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The Private World of Spike Milligan

Sun 19th May & 9th June

An opportunity to take a look at Spikes unseen archive guided by his daughters  Jane and Sile Milligan,

Small groups. Multiple slots - booking essential

Tickets £13.50  - Please note May date has been moved from 5th May

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 19th May

Sunday is lunch served in the house from 12:00 to 14:30.

Booking for lunch is essential please email info@stephenshouseandgardens.com  giving number of guests and time required and a contact phone number

or call 020 8346 7812, option 1,

Guided Tour

Thu 23rd May


A summer evening guided tour of the main house and its gardens including the Bothy Garden 

Tickets £13.50 including a glass of wine 

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Expressive Ink Drawing Workshop

Sun 26th May

13.00 -16.00

An Event for London Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Did you know that Stephens House & Gardens was home to the 19th century manufacturer of the "indelible blue-black" writing ink, Stephens' Ink? Ink is also a fantastic medium for creating expressive drawings!

Visual artist Rebekah Dean will be presenting an Expressive Ink Drawing Workshop in appreciation of this wonderfully creative and versatile medium.

The group will be walking and exploring the gardens for inspiration and experimenting with drawing techniques using dip pens, brushes and inks.

All materials will be provided

Tickets £25.  Adults only

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Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 16th Jun

It just happens that out Sunday lunch date is Father's Day - so why not treat Dad?

Sunday is lunch served in the house from 12:00 to 14:30.

Booking for lunch is essential please email info@stephenshouseandgardens.com giving number of guests and time required and a contact phone number

or call 020 8346 7812, option 1,

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Thu 20th Jun


Out Door Theatre on the Main Lawn 

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he…?

Best friends Jack and Algy have both created alter-egos to win the affections of their beloveds; but when will they stop being Ernest and start being, well, earnest?

Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

Tickets £18.00,  under 16 yrs £14.00

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Great Expectations

Thu 27th Jun


Out Door Theatre on the Main Lawn 

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the decaying Miss Havisham; the sudden appearance of a mystery benefactor - this series of events change the orphaned Pip’s life forever as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to become a gentleman.

Delivering  high comedy and dark drama, follow Pip’s journey through adversity to discover the true nature of his ‘great expectations’.

Tickets £18.00,  under 16 yrs £14.00

Please read the FAQs

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The Secret Garden

Sun 14th Jul


Out Door Theatre in the Bothy Garden

Join Mary, Colin and Dickon as they tell you the story of their favourite place in the world - The Secret Garden. A brand new re-imagining of the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett book brought to you by The Plandits. Suitable for anyone aged 6+ who loves literature and the great outdoors, this heartfelt, energetic show is full of original music, puppetry, interaction and laughs. As the three characters discover the transforming power of being active, the magic of nature and the joy of play, we’re sure you’ll leave this performance with a renewed enthusiasm for the world around you

Tickets £18.00,  under 16 yrs £14.00

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Robin Hood

Thu 18th Jul


Out Door Theatre on the Main Lawn 

Join utter legends Robin, Marian and the Merry Men in Sherwood Forest for a hilariously adventurous take on the timeless tales of everyone's favourite archer.

Pernicious Prince John and the shifty Sheriff of Nottingham have hatched a plan to put a stop to Robin Hood's charitable crime spree once and for all. Can they outwit the outlaw? Or will Robin hit the target once again?

Find out in the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons' innovative take on the myth featuring live music and audience interaction.

Prepare to have your blocks busted, your rips roared and your swashes well-and-truly buckled!

Tickets £18.00,  under 16 yrs £14.00

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Summer Party

Fri 19th Jul

Join us in the Gardens for an evening of  live music from SH&G favourites the The Johns, 
Follow our Hits Trail to win Sunday Lunch for four, try your hand at some garden games or just relax in our beautiful Gardens.

Cash bar and barbecue. 

Tickets £10.50, Members £6.00

Over 18's only Entrance from 19.00 

Please note : We are a licensed Premises. Alcohol not purchased on the premises is not allowed

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The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck

Weds 24th - Fri 26th July  11.00 & 14.00

New for 2024, Quantum presents a delightful new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale — The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck .Prevented from hatching her eggs at the farm, foolish Jemima goes in search of a nesting place in the forest and soon she meets a charming ‘gentleman’ who offers her the perfect nesting place in his wood-shed.

But why is his wood-shed full of feathers and why is he asking her to collect the herbs for roast duck?

Back at the farm, the Collie-dog, Kep, puts two and two together, but will he be in time to rescue Jemima from her fate?

Tickets £12.50, Early Bird Four Tickets for £45 (subject to availability)

Under 2's go free - please read FAQS before booking

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Regular online class every tuesday at 10am - all proceeds to the House & Gardens

A simple one hour online session for beginners / intermediate, designed to both strengthen, stretch and relax the body. Using both static and dynamic poses, the focus will be on mindful breath and movement.

Session at 10am Join from 9.55am You can log on a few minutes before for a chat or ask questions

Contact Paul on 07768 353108 for further details or email pauljsalman@hotmail.com with any questions or if it is your first session. An email  link will be sent out on the day out on the day or on the Yoga whatsApp group. ( Let Paul know if you what to join the Whats App group.)

Please wear loose clothes, you need a yoga mat (or similar) and may be a thin blanket for relaxation. Recommended donation £7 to £10

Home of 'Inky' Stephens

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