Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Clearing, cutting and planting galore: maintain the nature reserve in Mile End
Who will I help?
When was the last time you escaped the hustle and bustle of city life?
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is 31 acres of urban-woodland located just a few miles from the city.
The cemetery which opened in 1841 (historically one of London’s magnificent seven) was closed for burials in 1966, and was declared a public park and designated nature reserve, supporting an incredible variety of wild plants, trees, insects, bats, beetles, birds and butterflies.
In addition to the 8,500 school children who each year use the park as an outdoor classroom, they welcome over 3,000 volunteers a year: come and join them!
How will I help?
Volunteer at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park and swap your computer screen for the Great Outdoors for the day!
You may find yourself helping out with:
• Removing unwanted plantation and overgrowth
• Planting and seeding
• Monitoring wildlife
You will be volunteering alongside members of The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
The work is physically challenging so head to the pub at the end of the day for a well-earned celebration of a job well done.