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

Inverterbrate survey

You may notice some strange contraptions hanging in trees around the site. These are being used by a project called ‘Rethinking Urban Nature’ based at the University of Cambridge, to survey the insects that live here.

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Forest School Holiday Clubs

Still a few places left for last week of Forest School - building dens, making natural art and craft, playing woodland games…
25 July-19 Aug (Mon-Fri), 10am-3pm 

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New Events

Care for our trees

Our new trees need watering if they are to establish a good root system in their new home. Please come and help them thrive with the Tree Musketeers!
15 August, 10am

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Butterfly and Moth Walk

Abney Park is one of the best sites for biodiversity in inner London. A third of the UK's species of butterflies, as well as hundreds of species of moths, live here. Come and meet some of them on a guided walk with geographer and urban field ecologist Matthew Gandy.
20 August, 10am

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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