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

Bronterre O'Brien Commemoration

Melissa Benn, writer and campaigner, will give this year’s Bronterre O'Brien address, at radical Victorian politician O'Brien's grave in the evocative surroundings of Hackney's Abney Park cemetery. O'Brien fought, as a Chartist, for a free, untaxed press, universal suffrage and parliamentary reform in the 19th century.

Saturday 5th May, 11 am
All are welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High Street

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Watts restoration funding goal reached

This year is the 270th anniversary of the death of Isaac Watts, celebrated poet and hymn writer who lived at Abney House. Time has taken its toll on his memorial statue, and one of the hands was lost. Last year Abney Park Trust launched an appeal for its restoration. The target has now been reached, in a large part due to the generosity of Talbot Underwriting, a City of London insurance firm, who had come to know Abney by involvement in the volunteer programme. Restoration works will be carried out this year.

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New Events

The Original Trees of Abney Park

Abney Park's 13 hectares of woodland is home to around 200 'old' trees. The site's history as a woodland started in 1840 when it was planted as an exotic arboretum by the famous Victorian horticulturalists the Loddiges. Today there are still some specimens that remain from that planting. Join Russell Miller to learn more about the original Loddiges Trees of Abney Park.

Wednesday 25th April, 6pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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The Women of Abney Park

Join your guides, Romany and Sam, as we pay homage to the fearless women interred in Abney Park. Pioneers who tore up the rule books and whose stories are inspiring and poignant. The nurse whose disregard of bureaucracy invoked the wrath of Florence Nightingale; the Suffragette incarcerated in Holloway Prison; and the aeronaut who risked life and limb navigating her hot air balloon.

Saturday 28th April, 2pm
Approx. 90 mins
Tickets £12
Book here

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

For other tours and events, see here

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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The current opening
hours are
8 am – 7.30 pm daily.




The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 4 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