Nature - Heritage - Volunteering - Events

'Nature and Us' is a community cohesion project in Tower Hamlets, delivered by the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The project brings the local community together through nature; creating green spaces for people to enjoy, developing people's skills in local nature and delivering fun nature-based activities. Events range from planting, minibeast hunts, natural crafts, tree walks, bats walks and wildflower courses. 

We have a range of participants and volunteers involved in the project, and we partner with organisations such as schools, community groups and businesses. If you would like to enquire about partnering or volunteering with us, or tell us what events/courses you would like to see advertised, please call: 0208 983 1277 or email:

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Shandy Park

  • Drop in to help us plant wildflowers and flowering bulbs in Shandy Park 
  • All equipment provided and all ages welcome
  • Find us next to our Nature and Us flag in the park
  • Please contact us in advance if you wish to bring an organised group:; 0208 983 1277


Wed 29 Jan ~ 10am - 12:30pm

Wed 19 Feb ~ 2 - 4:30pm

Wed 4 March ~10am - 12:30pm

Tues 10 March ~ 2 - 4:30pm

  • Hear more about our community planting project in Shandy Park, and learn about plants in general
  • All ages welcome
  • Please arrive promptly at the Harford Street and Bale Road corner entrance


Sat 21 March ~ 11am - 12:30pm

Stepney City Farm

Creating a Wildflower Meadow

Saturdays from 1 Feb - 7 March; 10am-1pm
*only 1 space left*

  • FREE, hands-on 6 week course to help create a new wildflower meadow on Stepney City Farm
  • Discover wildflowers and how to grow and care for them
  • Available to those who live, work or study in Tower Hamlets
  • Spaces are limited so book a place by emailing: or calling: 0208 983 1277

Tower Hamlets
Step by Step

Fridays from 7 Feb - 17 April; 10am-12:30pm

  • A series of ten FREE guided walks around Mile End, Stepney, Limehouse and other East End neighbourhoods
  • Discover local parks, greenspaces, historial landmarks and community projects, whilst enjoying gentle exercise           and meeting new people
  • Available to Tower Hamlets residents looking to become more active walkers
  • For more info and book a place on the walk series, email: or call: 0208 983 1277