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.


Make a single donation online for the upkeep of the Gardens

Support the House & Gardens with a single donation online.  All donations are welcome. Use our fully secure, dedicated donation site provided by Localgiving. 

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Support the House & Gardens with a single donation. 

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Donate with a standing order

Support the House & Gardens with a regular donation. This will help with on-going maintenance and improving the grounds for all to enjoy.

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Support us to Maintain and Improve the Playground

Support us to Maintain and Improve the Playground

The gardens at Stephens House have, since they were donated by Henry 'Inky' Stephens for public enjoyment in 1918, have provided a focus for the Finchley community to enjoy all manner of recreation in the most beautiful and unique of settings. In recent years the gardens have opened principally due to the money generated from the hospitality business in the house. The current surge in our overheads, particularly our energy costs, has meant that the income generated has, in real terms, reduced considerably despite levels of business remaining good.


How Can You Help

The playground sees very heavy usage and some of the equipment is reaching the point where it needs to be repaired or replaced. We want you all to be able continuing bringing young ones to the playground and to continue enjoying this free to use facility safely. With your help and support we can keep this much loved facility open for all. Your donations will enable you to continue enjoying your local special place. Please do Gift Aid your donation if you are able.


How this will benefit the community

The playground provides a haven of fun for the young folk of Finchley community particularly those that may not have there own outdoor space. By keeping the gardens and playground safe and well maintained we can support the health and mental wellbeing of the community.

Please visit our appeal page on Localgiving

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Registered with the Funding Regulator

We are registered with the Funding Regulator.  Should you have any query or complaint regarding our fundraising please contact our General Manager


Home of 'Inky' Stephens

17 East End Road,
Finchley, London N3 3QE
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