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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Abney Park

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 08:00–19:00
Sunday 08:00–19:00

Activities

Saturday 9th June 1pm to 2.30pm 
Botanical ID Walk led by Joan Yeadon: Learn about Abney's diverse array of plants, their history and their uses. 
Sunday 10th June  11am to 12pm
Butterfly and Moth Walk led by geographer and urban field ecologist Matthew Gandy: Abney Park is one of the best sites for biodiversity in inner London with a third of the UK's species of butterflies, and hundreds of species of moths. 
Sunday 10th June 3.15pm to 5pm 
An historical tour of Abney Park led by John Baldock: Find out more about Abney Park's history as a Garden Cemetery, including some of the original trees planted in 1840 and Isaac Watts 'The Father of English Hymnody'. Step inside the oldest non-conformist chapel still standing in Europe. Discover a lion tamer, a hot-air balloonist, and the very first burial.

Please arrive at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street. 

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Stoke Newington High Street
Nearest postcode: N16 0LH

Buses

67, 73, 76, 149, 243, 393, 476

Station

Stoke Newington

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Generally level access but uneven surfaces, and some narrow paths, steps and ramps.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Conditions

No alcohol on site

The Garden

Abney Park is an extraordinarily atmospheric cemetery, which is now a 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, have 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.


Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 08:00–19:00
Sunday 08:00–19:00

Activities

Saturday 9th June 1pm to 2.30pm 
Botanical ID Walk led by Joan Yeadon: Learn about Abney's diverse array of plants, their history and their uses. 
Sunday 10th June  11am to 12pm
Butterfly and Moth Walk led by geographer and urban field ecologist Matthew Gandy: Abney Park is one of the best sites for biodiversity in inner London with a third of the UK's species of butterflies, and hundreds of species of moths. 
Sunday 10th June 3.15pm to 5pm 
An historical tour of Abney Park led by John Baldock: Find out more about Abney Park's history as a Garden Cemetery, including some of the original trees planted in 1840 and Isaac Watts 'The Father of English Hymnody'. Step inside the oldest non-conformist chapel still standing in Europe. Discover a lion tamer, a hot-air balloonist, and the very first burial.

Please arrive at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street. 

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Stoke Newington High Street
Nearest postcode: N16 0LH

Buses

67, 73, 76, 149, 243, 393, 476

Station

Stoke Newington

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Generally level access but uneven surfaces, and some narrow paths, steps and ramps.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Conditions

No alcohol on site

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