Welcome to the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Thirty one acres of beautiful and atmospheric woodland in the heart of East London. Opened in 1841, The City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery, one of the Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries, is now a designated park, Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.  Each year our 3000 volunteers help us maintain a home for rare and endangered species of plants and animals for local people and the 7500 school children who use the park to learn and enjoy.

Upcoming events

Fri 22 May
Bat Walk
8.30pm - 10.30pm
Learn all about these fascinating creatures of the night sky.£3 per person (under 16's free) Book here.

Sat 23 May

Knowing Native Trees and Shrubs in Summer

10am – 1.00pm

We will explore the Park, looking at a wide range of trees and shrubs and learning how to recognize them during summer. We will explore leaves, fruit, flowers and bark which can all be used to identify common species. 

£15/£12 Concession. Book here.

May Half Term
Forest School
10.30am - 1.30pm
Join us in the woods for six session for forest school fun. Den building, camp fires, toasting marshmallows, bush craft, teams games, wild art and so much more! Book here.
Wild Food Walk with Forage London
9.30am - 1.00pm
We will explore the park, picking and eating various leaves, berries, and flowers, as we go along with lots of  new foods and drinks to try (made from different wild ingredients John has previously picked, cooked, fermented, pickled...).
£25 per person.  Book here
Saturday, May 23 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, Jun 2 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, Jun 4 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chelsea Fringe Festival

The Chelsea Fringe is a garden festival based in London (& beyond) which runs in parallel with the Chelsea Flower Show. It features a wonderful mixture of public spectacles, horticulture happenings and community celebrations - and this year we are part of it!

We have lots of fabulous events going on, including wild food walks, tree identification sessions, wildlife workshops and a practical pharmacy session on preparing medicinal herbs.

Information about all of our events which are taking place throughout the Chelsea Fringe can be found HERE.

More information about the Chelsea Fringe festival can be found at www.chelseafringe.com

Summer Fair 2015

On Saturday 6 June we are having our annual Summer Fair with rickshaw rides, face painting, traditional woodland crafts, lots of local history, tea, cake and hot food to name a few. We can't promise sunshine but we can promise an excellent afternoon out for the whole family.

Lodge Funding Success!

Pop those bottles! It's time to celebrate! Our crowd funding goal has been achieved. Massive thanks to all those that pledged and well done Shuffle for making it happen - we raised a massive £57,817!

External work is happening now and internal work will begin in September. Watch this space for further developments re: the extension.
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