Nature - Heritage - Volunteering - Events

The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are delivering 'Nature and Us', a community cohesion project funded by Tower Hamlets Council. It will be delivered in two focus areas: (1) Aldgate East, Whitechapel and Shadwell; and (2) Mile End and Stepney. 

'Nature and Us' 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. The project is FREE and open to all who live, work or study in the areas listed above. 

We have a range of participants and volunteers involved in the project, and we partner with organisations such as schools, community groups and businesses. Events range from bulb planting, minibeast hunts, natural arts and crafts, as well as courses to improve your nature based skills. 

Wild Tea- Shandy Park

Thursday 13th June 2019; 3:30pm- 5pm

  •    •  Drop in for tea made from edible plants foraged in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
  •    •  Meet us at the picnic benches next to the old Arbour Youth Centre.

Haiku and You- Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
20th June; 6:30pm - 8pm

  •      •  Join our 'Poet in Residence' to hear and write Haiku poems during a gentle stroll around the park.
  •      •  Meet outside the Soanes Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, E3 4PX

Summer Tree Walk- Shandy Park
25th June; 10:30am - 12pm

  •      • Join us to discover and learn about local trees.
  •      •  Meet us at the Harford Street and Bale Road corner of Shandy Park

Wildflowers in the City
8th and 22nd June, 6th and 20th July; 10:00am - 12:30pm

  •    •  FREE five session course discovering wildflowers- held on fortnightly Saturdays.
  •    •  Delivering at Swedenborg Community Orchard, Swedenborg Gardens, E1 8HR
  •    •  Please book a place by calling 0208 983 1277 or email

Evening Nature Walks
12th, 19th and 26th June; 6pm - 8pm

  •      •  FREE three week course exploring trees, wildflowers, water life, birds and invertebrates in the al area. - held on Wednesdays.
  •      •  Delivering in Mile End, London
  •      •  Please book a place by calling 0208 983 1277 or email


Further information:
Twitter: @FoTHCP
Tower Hamlet's Community Cohesion Programme:

If you would like to join us as a partner, a volunteer, or tell us what events you would like to see advertised, please do not hesitate to call us on 0208 983 1277 or email Below you can subscribe to the 'Nature and Us' mailing list, through which you will automatically be updated on our FREE event.

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