Welcome to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park  are a registered charity who look after the beautiful and atmospheric Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, on behalf of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Cemetery Park is London’s most urban woodland, and Tower Hamlets’ only woodland park. It is historically important, being one of London’s Magnificent Seven Cemeteries, closing to burials and becoming a public park in 1966. This site supports an incredible variety of species and is a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.

Green Care Project - 09.01.17

We're excited to launch our new wellbeing project Green Care, in partnership with the Women’s Environmental Network and the three Tower Hamlets city farms.

Your favourite community-run green spaces in Tower Hamlets are now working in partnership to support positive mental health and wellbeing through ‘Green Care’, the new term for all therapeutic activities based in nature. Our Taster Sessions are an opportunity to try a wide range of fun green care activities, relax in beautiful natural spaces and meet people in a friendly group.  Please help us spread the word to anyone who may benefit from these free sessions.  Click to find out more.

Schools Outreach 15.12.16

Ken made an enjoyable outreach visit to Sandringham Primary School in Newham, to teach the children about decomposition of wood and the benefits it brings for biodiversity.  He visited as part of the Bow Arts Consortium who are working on the school grounds.

Barnardo's Memorial unveiling - 5.12.16

Barnardo's monument Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Today, we hosted a touching dedication ceremony to unveil a new monument commissioned by Barnardo's to commemorate the lives of
over 500 Barnardo's children our heritage volunteers have identified who were buried here in unmarked graves between 1876 and 1924, along with three of Dr Barnardo's own children also interred here. 

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Upcoming Events

Saturday 18 February

Bow Beasties

Wildlife Club

Saturday 18 February

Nest Box Making

For adults and children

Sunday 19 February
Nature walk

Tuesday 21 February 

Early Spring Wildflowers and Bulbs ID Course

One day course

Saturday 25 February

Stories Amongst the Stones

Guided tour 

Sunday 5 March

Practical Nature Conservation Volunteering

Help biodiversity

Saturday 11 March

Relicts and Wives: A Grave Matter

Guided walk