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.

Opening Hours

Entrance to the gardens is free of charge. Access to the house is by arrangement.

For guided tours see



The gardens are open during the hours of daylight
which vary throughout the year.

Opening Hours:  

Until 26th October 0700 until 18.30

27th October & November 07.30 - 16.00

December 08.00 - 16.00

Opening and closing times for the Christmas Period

From Saturday 21st Dec - 2nd Jan  the gardens will open at 0900 and close at 1600.

The gardens will be closed completely on 25th, 26th December and 1st January.


Winter Opening

Open 09.00 until 16.00 Monday - Friday

10.00 until 16.00 Saturday and Sunday

Weather permitting

Kitchen Closes 30 minutes prior 

During the Christmas Period the cafe will close from Monday 23rd December and reopen Saturday 28th December.  The cafe will also be closed on Wedensday 1st January 2020.  Normal Opening will resume on the 2nd of January.

Playground Kiosk

See Notices

The House - Rooms for Hire

House viewing by arrangement only contact us or fill out a venue hire enquiry form.  Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

The Bothy Gardens

Our core hours are 10:00 - 13:00 on a Friday and the second Sunday of the Month 1pm -5pm April - July and in Oct please check the events page

but can be open outside of these hours on an as and when basis. These are subject to the weather.


Home of 'Inky' Stephens

17 East End Road,
Finchley, London N3 3QE
T +44(0)20 8346 7812
F No fax available
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