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

Great British Bee Count

The inaugural Stoke Newington Naturalists event. Come and spot bees at Abney Park as part of the Great British Bee Count. As a natural oasis in zone 2 urban London, Abney is host to several species of bees. No bee spotting or ID expertise needed.  

Saturday 24th June, 10:30am
Free
Meet at the visitors’ centre

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Spring News

The early spring was superb for spring flowers, the daffodils were particularly vibrant. In autumn 2016 the Abney Park volunteers planted hundreds of bulbs to add to Abney’s existing reserve of spring flowering plants.

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New Events

Radicals of Abney Park

Reformers, Dissenters, Blasphemers, Fenians, Abolitionists, Vaudevillians. Abney's unconsecrated acres have always attracted those seen as outsiders. Led by Alan Gartrell, this tour will discuss the reasons for this and reveal some of their personalities and their struggles.

Sunday 25th June, 1pm
Free
Suggested £5 donation welcome

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Bronterre O’Brien Memorial

A memorial address to commemorate the life of Chartist James Bronterre O’Brien at his grave in Abney Park. The speaker this year is Kevin McCorry. 

Saturday 24th June, 1 pm

Free

Meet at the Stoke Newington High St Gates

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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 8 am – 8.30 pm daily.

 

The Visitors Centre

is usually open from
10am – 3pm,  
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

info@abneypark.org