‘Nature and Us’ is a community cohesion project in Tower Hamlets, delivered by the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The project brings the local community together through nature; creating green spaces for people to enjoy, developing people’s skills in local nature and delivering fun nature-based activities. Events range from planting, minibeast hunts, natural crafts, tree walks, bats walks and wildflower courses.

We have a range of participants and volunteers involved in the project, and we partner with organisations such as schools, community groups and businesses. If you would like to enquire about partnering or volunteering with us, or tell us what events/courses you would like to see advertised, please call: 0208 983 1277 or email: michelle.lindson@fothcp.org.

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Swedenborg Gardens, E1 8HY

Drop in Mud Kitchen

Fri 27 Feb ~ 3:30-5pm

  • Drop in to get your hands dirty as we play with mud and use our imaginations to make muddy creations
  • Find us at the bench near the Wellclose Square entrance to the park
  • We recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

Drop in Tree Art

Thurs 16 April ~ 2-4pm

  • Drop in to create wild tree art
  • We’ll be using chalk to decorate the trees (which will wash off in the rain!) and we’ll be making tree rubbings
  • Arrive promptly at the bench near the Wellclose Square entrance to the park

Bat Walk

Sat 2 May~ 8-9:30pm

• Learn about amazing local bats and use bat detectors to listen to them as they hunt their insect prey

• Arrive promptly at the bench near the Wellclose Square entrance to the park. You are welcome to leave earlier than 9:30pm if you need to

• All ages welcome

Shandy Park, E1 4QJ

Flowering Plants Walk and Talk

Sat 21 March ~ 11am-12:30pm

  • Hear more about our community planting project in Shandy Park, and learn about plants in general
  • All ages welcome
  • Please arrive promptly at the Harford Street and Bale Road corner entrance

Sat 21 March ~ 11am – 12:30pm

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