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.

Heritage Lottery Fund – Parks for People

Stephens House & Gardens is most grateful for a grant of £2.1 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to the Avenue House Estate Trust to assist with the restoration and refurbishment of the gardens.

The restoration has covered every corner of the gardens which were designed for Henry Stephens by Robert Marnock in the 1880’s. Key landscape features such as the pond, rockery and Bothy Garden have been sympathetically restored to their former glory. Where possible key views have been re-established and vital repairs undertaken to walls, footpaths, gates and railings. An expanded playground has been developed and a new kiosk and disabled toilet provided in the dilapidated toilet block.

The project has breathed new life into the buildings within the Gardens. The Water Tower has been repaired and a new café restaurant in the stable block has opened. The Old Coach House has also been converted for use as a Visitor Centre and Museum housing The Stephens Collection.

This is truly exciting time for Stephens House & Gardens and following our successful bid this project has made the Gardens an even better place to visit.  Watch out for our exciting activityand events programmes.

Home of 'Inky' Stephens

17 East End Road,
Finchley, London N3 3QE
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