Welcome to the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
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Thirty one acres of beautiful and atmospheric woodland in the heart of East London
This is the most urban woodland in London, and Tower Hamlets only dedicated woodland park. This site supports an incredible variety of trees, plants, birds, insects, bats, beetles and butterflies. The Cemetery Park is managed and cared for by dedicated staff, trustees, and volunteers for the local community and as an invaluable education resource for 8,500 local schoolchildren who use the park as an outdoor classroom.
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is a designated Local Nature Reserve and, as a result of careful management and conservation efforts, a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. Working alongside several local experts THCP have identified and support a thriving population of rare and endangered species of plant and animal life.
THCP is managed by The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for local people. We have two members of staff, a dedicated board of trustees, and are supported by over 3,000 volunteers who take part in conservation work throughout the year. Our volunteers come from all walks of life including local people, corporate groups, and partner organisations such as The Conservation Volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, coming in as a corporate group, are interested in joining talks on local wildlife and want to know more about its history please go to our volunteers page to find out more.