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.


Love the Gardens ? Help keep them beautiful.  

Like history? meeting people? Help in the Visitor Centre

Experienced Gardener?  Pass your knowledge on to others


We welcome volunteers to carry out work on the estate. It is a chance to show your love in a practical way and to meet other like minded people.

Volunteers carry out a range of tasks on the main estate including clearing weeds & brambles and assisting in the Visitor Centre.

Contact volunteer@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Current Opportunities

Gardening Days

Our Gardening Days for Winter/Spring 2018 are:

Sundays 21st January, 18th February, 18th March,15th April, 15th May

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

Forest School Assistant

This is a short term volunteering opportunity to help with Forest school tasters for May 30th and 31st

You will also need to introduction/training days that can be arranged to suit

Please contact Rachel 






The Bothy Gardeners

On a Friday morning the Bothy Gardeners meet in the Bothy Garden to help maintain the walled garden between 10.00 - 13.00

You do not need any special skills to be able to help as we are sure to find a task to match your ability.  Why not call into the Bothy on a Friday for an informal chat with the Keeper Alison Dean

Help us keep the Gardens Tidy

Litter Picking: if you would like to help us keep the Gardens tidy you can litter pick at any time they are open. 

Contact volunteer@stephenshouseandgardens.com  to get started

Home of 'Inky' Stephens

17 East End Road,
Finchley, London N3 3QE
T +44(0)20 8346 7812
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