Whether you’re a snap-happy amateur or a well-travelled professional photographer, Stephens House in Finchley wants you!

Stephens House and Gardens – formerly known as Avenue House – is calling on all photographers who have captured great images of the house and gardens, or who would like to go out and snap one, to take part in creating its visitor guide book.

If your image is selected for inclusion, you’ll be credited and there will be an official launch of the new guide book to celebrate everyone who participated.

Visitors will be able to purchase the guide book and thereby help contribute towards the running costs of the estate.

“We currently don’t have a souvenir visitor guide book,“ says general manager Malcolm Godfrey,“and we’re looking to develop this in line with our Parks for People project, to restore the estate, as we will have a lot more to show once the project is complete.

The Heritage Lottery-funded Parks for People project aims to make Stephens House and Gardens much more of a visitor attraction than it is at present, with a new activity centre, a new café bistro, and improved visitor facilities, as well as restoring key landscape features around the estate such as the pond, rockery and Bothy Garden, and repairing walls, footpaths, gates and railings.

“We already have a Flickr page where visitors can post their images,“ continues Malcolm, “and previous experience has shown that it is often the case that images taken by visitors in a casual and informal setting are generally much more natural than the posed and stages shots.“

  • If you would like your photo in the new visitor guide book, email development@stephenshouseandgardens.com