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

February Half-Term Forest School

Join our Forest School at Abney Park this Spring! February marks the end of winter with the emergence of green shoots and leaves. If we are lucky at forest school, birds and other animals can be easily spotted among the still-bare branches of Abney Park's trees. We can support wildlife during the coldest month by making bird feeders and bug homes. Join us during February half term for these activities, as well as crafts and den-making.

Mon 18th - Fri 22nd February,
10am - 3pm

£40 per child per day, £190 full week
Book at info@inthesticks.org.uk

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Abney Unearthed at Hackney Archives

The displays from Abney Unearthed, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hackney Council funded volunteer-based project to map and research those buried in Abney Park are now all in the Hackney Archives. Drop into to view them and learn about how the project works, some of the people and memorials discovered and the progress to date. Two futher displays are also in the Abney Park visitors' centre.

Hackney Archives
Dalston CLR James Library,
Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ
See here for visiting information

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New Events

Abney Park History Tour

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll through wintry trees around one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour.

Sunday 3rd February, 2pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,

Stoke Newington High St

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Abney's Four MP's Tour

Join Alan Gartrell for a guided tour to learn about Hackney's very first MP, the philanthropist who saved the Old Vic, the 'apostle of peace' and precursor of the League of Nations and the Fenian who tried to storm Chester Castle. Come and hear the stories of the four MPs buried in Abney and how they fit into Abney's radical heritage.

Sunday 24th February, 2pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The park's current 
opening hours are
8am – 5pm daily.




The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 3 pm, daily.

Times may vary so
please call before
making a special visit.


Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH 
Tel: 0207 275 7557
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