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 strictly by arrangement.

From Thursday 5th November 2020, you must not meet with more than 1 person from another household. This will apply indoors and outdoors. The government will support Local Authorities and police forces to respond to breaches of COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

If you do not follow the guidelines you will be asked to leave the gardens


Opening Hours:  

0800 and close at 16.00

The intention is to keep the gardens open 7 days a week throughout any imposed lockdown, please help us to achieve this by supporting our appeal to achieve this.




During any imposed lockdown the cafe will continue to operate as a takewaway offering hold and cold drinks, hot soup, 'grab and go' sandwiches and wraps, cakes,  and a variety of sweet and savoury snacks.

All proceeds from the cafe income supports the charity and helps to keep the gardens open for you all to enjoy

Open 0900 until 16.00 Mon - Fri  10.00 - 16.00 Sat & Sun

Weather permitting

The Bothy Gardens

Friday Mornings  10.00 - 12.00 

The House - Rooms for Hire

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

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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