Welcome to Abney Park

Abney Park in Stoke Newington, one of the ‘magnificent seven’ garden cemeteries of London, is a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve, managed by the London Borough of Hackney.

There is free public access to the park throughout the year so everyone can come and enjoy this oasis of peace and greenery with a fascinating history.

Take a guided walk, learn how to carve a spoon or chisel stone, discover why seemingly dead trees are cities for wildlife, or experience the magic of Abney at one of our unique events

This website is maintained by the Abney Park Trust, which organises events and activities at the Park. We rely on grants from the local council and other bodies as well as charitable donations. We also rely on volunteers to help us. We're always happy to hear from anyone who would like to help, so please do get in touch if you want to be a part of magical Abney.

News from Abney Park

Help our woodworkers get moving!

Abney's green woodworkers – London Green Wood – are moving their workshop from the area next to the childrens garden to a space on the other side of the main entrance. Please come and help!
11, 12, 24, 25 May 

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Works at Abney Park

Hackney Council is carrying out a series of improvement works at Abney Park, including work on our gates, paths and the chapel.

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New Events

Spring Open Day

The wonderful 'people's poet laureate' John Hegley will open Abney Park's Spring Open Day, followed by an afternoon of fun – from maypole dancing to green woodworking, plus tasty treats and fab entertainment.
Sat 28 May, 12-4pm

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Celebrating Eric Walrond

Come and celebrate the life and work of one of the great writers buried at Abney Park - Eric Walrond – on the 50th anniversary of his death. Learn more about this forgotten star of the Harlem Renaissance, author of Tropic Death. Part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival.
Sun 5 June

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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from 8am year round and closes at varying times. 

The current opening hours are 8am – 7.30pm daily.


The Visitors Centre

is usually open from
10am – 2pm,  
Monday to Friday,
though times vary
so please call before
making a special visit.

Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH

Tel: 0207 275 7557