Welcome to the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

To win, we need your votes!

We're very excited to announce that we've been shortlisted for the Octavia Hill Award under the category of Wild Organisation! We beat 300 other organisations for this privilege!

To win, we need your votes! Please vote through this link

You may need to register in order to vote - this is to prevent multiple voting.

Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on: The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

The Octavia Hill Awards are organised by the National Trust, the Wild Network and BBC Countryfile Magazine to celebrate people & organisations who help children and young people connect with wildlife and the outdoors.


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We would really appreciate your support. Thank you.

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.


Upcoming events

Saturday, Sep 20 All Day
Saturday, Sep 20 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 20 at 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, Sep 21 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM