Abney Park is an extraordinarily atmospheric cemetery, which is now an important community nature reserve. Opened in 1840 as a Nonconformist garden cemetery, the site was laid out on the grounds of the Abney and Fleetwood estates. It is now a 32- acre historic park, cemetery and nature reserve in a built-up inner-city area. It represents an important green resource for the local community and a unique experience for visitors. Abney Park Trust, a registered charity, has been on site since 1991 and now runs events including environmental education, volunteering, guided walks, talks and workshops, as well as theatre productions, film locations and open days.