All events start from the Soanes Centre, by the gate from Southern Grove E3 4PX. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  For family events, click here.

August

Forest School
31 July, 1, 4, 7, 10, 11, August £30 per session
Forest School is made up of a very wide range of experiences and adventures, which can include bush craft skills, whittling, fire lighting and cooking on fires, through to bug hunts and bird watching.

Really Get to Know Your Wild Plants: Mint Family

Saturday 12 August  10.00 - 3.30  £30/£25

A series of days held on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer, looking at wild plants, including trees and shrubs.  We will identify plants, get to know their ecology, examine their structure and how they fit into their plant family, their pollination and other wildlife values, and their connections to human culture.  Each event stands alone, but also builds on previous ones.  Suitable for beginners, and more experienced participants will be given extra challenges.  Each time, as well as looking at a wide range of plants, we will give special attention to one major family.  Information and booking.

A Stroll Around the Plants and People Trail

Thursday 17 August 6:30-8pm £9/£5

There are hundreds of wild plant species along the trail. Join us for a gentle saunter and we will explore some of these plants and their connections to bees, butterflies, folklore, herbalism, arts, crafts and literature. Enjoy a wild tea and nibble a few tasty wild salad plants, while having your own plant questions answered. Information and booking.

Free Monthly Guided Walk (every 3rd Sunday of the month)

Sunday 20 August 2 - 4pm  Free, just turn up

Join us a free tour of Park to learn about the fascinating fauna and flora of this beautiful urban nature reserve. Just drop in, no need to book. Donations are welcomed.


Evening Wildflower Walk 5

Tuesday 22 August  6 - 8pm  £12/£10

A botanical walk in the park, looking in depth at selected wildflowers now in season, exploring the plant itself, its ecology and its human connections – to literature, folklore, medicine, food and drink and crafts. We will also look at other flowers more briefly. This session we will look at Devil’s Bit Scabious, Small Scabious, Autumn Cyclamen, Colchium, Common Fleabane, Teazel, Small Teazel, Hemp Agrimony

Information and booking

September

Really Get to Know Your Wild Plants 6: Daisy Family

Saturday 2 September  10.00 - 3.30  £30/£25

A series of days held on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer, looking at wild plants, including trees and shrubs.  We will identify plants, get to know their ecology, examine their structure and how they fit into their plant family, their pollination and other wildlife values, and their connections to human culture.  Each event stands alone, but also builds on previous ones.  Suitable for beginners, and more experienced participants will be given extra challenges.  Each time, as well as looking at a wide range of plants, we will give special attention to one major family.   Info and booking  

Awake In Nature - practices to deepen our connection to the natural world

Saturday 9 September 10 - 1 or Sunday 24 September 1 - 4  £27

Join outdoor educator, Jo Goldsmid, on this half-day experiential workshop. We'll be using our senses, memories, imagination and intuition to reconnect with a child-like wonder and appreciation of the natural world. Expect mindful meanderings and silent games off the beaten path and under the tree canopy. You won't learn lots of facts about the wildlife - there are plenty of other courses where you can do this - but you will come away with a renewed sense of vitality and a deeper sense of belonging on this beautiful planet we call home...  Suitable for 16 years +  Info and booking

Bow Beasties Wildlife Club (every 3rd Saturday of the month)

Saturday 16 September  10.30am - 12.30pm  Free

Experience the magic of woodlands and wildlife! Seasonal, outdoor, nature activities and games for children and families.  More information

NB No Bow Beasties in August

Bat Walks
Saturday 16 September 6.30 - 9.00 or  Thursday 12 October 5.30 - 8.00 £5
Join us for a guided walk through the woodland with bat detectors to listen out for our furry friends.  The bat detectors help you identify the species that are swooping around and to listen to them 'chattering' as they hunt for food. Event leader Ken Greenway the manager of the Cemetery Park is a registered volunteer bat worker with Natural England, and has been leading bat walks and talks since 2000.  He is batty about bats.
Suitable for all ages, under 16s are free.  Booking essential.  Info and booking

Open House London
Sunday 17 September 10am to 4pm

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park showcases itself as part of London Open House. 
Guided history walks at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm.  Nature walk at 2pm
We will also be launching our new Heritage Trail.
Free, no need to book.

We are running the Wildlife Friendly Gardening event on the same day, so why not make a day of it?

Wildlife Friendly Gardening

Sunday 17 September 11.00 - 1.00  £12/£10

During this workshop we'll teach you techniques to attract beneficial wildlife into your garden or allotment and show you how you can evaluate your space's potential to give wildlife a home. The course will take place both inside and outside and each participant will go away with some free seeds. Information and booking.

This is on the same day as Open House, so you can join us for a free guided walk after the class.

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Saturday 23 September 7.30am to 11.30am  £20

See a professional ornithologist humanely capture birds, examine, ring and record them, and help to release them safely into the park. You'll learn how the national ringing programme works and how tracking birds in this way aids their conservation and our knowledge or birds' migratory patterns.  

Event includes free coffee and toast breakfast.  Information and booking

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