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

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 23rd May

Sorry Fully Booked - Next Date Sunday 6th June

Stephens Collection

Sun 23rd May

The Stephens Collection will be open 13-30 -16.00.  

Street Food Sunday

Sun 30th May

12.00 - 15.00

Back by popular demand!

Join us for takeaway street food and a cold beer (wine and pimms also served) to enjoy in our beautiful Gardens

Vegan and Vegetarian options available

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

Sunday Lunch in the House

Sun 6th Jun

Sunday is lunch served in the house from 12:00 to 15:00.

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,


Art for Wellbeing

Art for wellbeing classes, held  in partnership with Barnet Southgate College for the new summer term

Beginners & experienced classes will focus upon basic drawing skills. The advanced course is for learners with extensive drawing experience, & who wish to explore the visual arts in relation to culture & identity .  All classes working both inside & in the open air. COVID plan in place.

Mon 10.00 -12.00  Intermediate from 7 June

Mon 13.00 -  15.00  Beginers from 7th June

Weds  10.00-12.00 Advanced from 9th June

All courses run for 6 sessions

Booking essential

Ages 18+  Held in the Visitor Centre

For more information and to book please contact Rebekah Dean at 


Knit Outdoors Day

Sat 12th Jun

Drop in between 14.00 - 16.00  

Did you know that knitting lowers the heart rate, by an average of 11 beats per minute, and is as relaxing as yoga?

We are celebrating Knit Outdoors Day with a special opening of the Bothy Gardens where you can help finish our knitting in the trees or simply come along and bring your own knitting for a sit down and a natter

An Arts and Wellbeing Event Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund

Father’s Day Lunch

Sun 20th Jun

Treat your Father to a delicious lunch in the atmospheric setting of Avenue House

Lunch is served 12pm-3pm.

Booking essential please call 020 8346 7812, option 1, or email info@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Deposit required to secure all bookings

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Pride and Prejudice

Wed 23rd Jun


Theatre on the Main Lawn

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s witty and romantic masterpiece is one of the best-loved stories of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life…

Will Mrs Bennett manage to offload her numerous daughters in record time? Will Lizzy and Darcy actually get together? Will creepy Mr Collins just go away please?

Presented by the Pantaloons  “A cleverly adapted, joyous comic makeover of the treasured story.”(The Stage)

Tickets Adult £16.50,  Under 16 yrs £12.50

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - JOIN THE WAITLIST HERE  https://buytickets.at/stephenshouseandgardens/491008

Sold out, sorry!

World Beatles Day in the Gardens

Fri 25th Jun

19.00 - 22.30

It's World Beatles Day

No we haven't made it up, but it did seem like a good excuse for a party, so dig out your 60's gear and join us for this special late opening 

Enjoy a fish and chip supper (Vegetarian & Vegan options available) with DJ,  bar and our Magical Mystery Competition

Over 18's only

Tickets £12 (including supper) - Booking Essential No on the Door Sales

Entrance from 19.00 via East End Road Gate

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

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The Tempest

Wed 21st Jul


Theatre on the Main Lawn

The Pantaloons return on a voyage to an enchanted island, full of adventure, romance, magic and… monsters!

Expect music and mayhem, poetry and puppetry in the Bard’s brilliant tale of shipwrecks, sorcerers and silly servants.

Tickets: adults £16.50, Under 16yrs £12.50

Booking essential - please read the FAQs

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Tue 27th Jul - Thu 29th Jul

11.30 & 14.30

Staged in the Bothy Garden

Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face with Mr McGregor himself!  But how will they ever escape?

Join Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in this enchanting adaptation of the much loved Beatrix Potter classic – a treat for all the family.

Presented by

Quantum Theatre & Fredrick Warne & Co.

Tickets £11.50.

Four tickets (any age) £40.00 (offer subject to availability)

Under 2's go free  - please read FAQS

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The Wind in the Willows

Sun 1st Aug


Theatre on the Main Lawn

Join Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger on a wild adventure filled with motorcar madness, wicked weasels, exciting escapes and plenty of messing about in boats.

Pantaloons Theatre Company put their own anarchic spin Kenneth Grahame’s classic countryside caper.

Frantically feral fun for older children (5+) and their families.

Tickets: adults £16.50, Under 16yrs £12.50

Booking essential - please read the FAQs

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The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan

Wed 11th Aug


Opera on the Main Lawn

An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets a course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’! 

The twists and turns of this classic operetta unfold with ingenious characters, sublime lyrics and some of the best-known songs in opera.

Presented by Opera Anywhere

Tickets Adult £24.00,  Under 16 yrs £18.00

Booking essential - Please read the FAQs

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Treasure Island

Wed 25th Aug


Theatre on the Main Lawn

It’s pirate ships and salty old sea dogs for Summer 2021 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.

Booking essential Tickets £16.50 Under 16yrs £12.50

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