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.

Please Volunteer to help keep the Gardens Open

We are planning a reopening of the gardens and need the help of those that volunteered to act as Garden Stewards to make this happen. 

Volunteer Garden Steward

During the Current situation The Trust is looking for Volunteer Garden Stewards to enable the Gardens to be open to the public. Volunteers will act as a point of contact for visitors and offer additional information about the Gardens and help keep the Gardens safe for all visitors by reporting any problems to staff and advising visitors about the Garden’s rules.

 What’s involved

Welcoming visitors and offering visitor information

Dealing with visitors’ enquiries
Advising visitors of the Gardens visitor dos and don’ts such as  dogs, ball games or cycling in the Gardens
Helping keep areas clean and presentable through activities like litter picking
Displaying/removing signage in areas around the gardens
Being a visible presence and moving around all areas of the Gardens
Reporting potential hazards such as uneven pathways and hanging branches
Assisting with the closing of the Gardens
Communicating via radio

This role will suit people who...

 Have an eagerness to work outdoors in all weathers

Are able to communicate effectively with visitors and members of the public

 Availability and commitment

Both weekend & weekday shifts available.

Current proposed opening hours as at 31/12/20 are 10.00 – 14.00 subject to government advice updates.  Shifts are of 2 hours duration. However a half hour induction session will also be added to first shifts

 Training/ induction

In the do’s and don’t of the Gardens.  Higher risk areas, radio communications, emergencies and evacuation.

 Access to our volunteer’s website, (Volunteer Portal), including a user sign up rota and handbook


If you can help please email volunteer@stephenshouseandgardens.com


Home of 'Inky' Stephens

17 East End Road,
Finchley, London N3 3QE
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