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.


 We are grateful to our team of Volunteers who are keeping the Gardens beautiful for all to enjoy.

Sessions run Friday mornings 10.00 & 12.30 during winter.

On Friday mornings the Bothy Gardeners also meet for more gentle gardening activities

New for Tuesday Morning is Hack n' Bash which runs 9.00 -12.00 - this session deals with heavier gardening such as Briar removal or general maintenance 

If you are interested in joining please contact vsm@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Tools provided


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 vsm@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Current Opportunities

Can you Ring the Bell

We need help to close the Gardens, shifts are available daily from 1st March to ring the bell and advise visitors that the Gardens are closing (17.40 - 18.05)

Please Contact vlo@stephenshouseandgardens.com

The Bothy Gardeners

The Bothy Gardeners meet in the Bothy Garden on Friday mornings between 10.00 - 13.00 to maintain this marvellous walled garden 

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 its 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 vlo@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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