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Spring is on its way in Tower Hamlets Cemetery

Tower Hamlets Cemetery is surely one of the most idyllic spots in our area. Tucked away behind Mile End tube station, you’ll find a secret realm of nature and, at this time of year, it is resplendent in its spring colours.

This photo essay documents the tapestry of new petals in the cemetery, emerging from their winter’s slumber. There’s a spiritual feel to the blossoming flowers mingling with the tumbling tombstones – death and rebirth entwined. 

The appearance of these fresh yellow, blue and white buds signals not only the end of the chilly season, but a sign of new hope. 

Tower Hamlets cemetery is just big enough for visitors to get lost among the foliage, dusted with pretty hawthorn blossom rather than snow at this time of year. 

It’s a great place for dog walkers as dogs love the adventure of exploring its winding paths. However, those with pets in tow beware. If consumed, daffodils can have rather adverse effects on the stomachs of our furry friends. 

It’s always a wonder that this place of peace and quiet resides so close to the bustling traffic and commuters of Bow Road and Mile End tube station. Although Vicky Park might usually be your walk of choice, we recommend a visit to the cemetery while the spring flowers are at their finest.

Daffodils around tumbling gravestones, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, spring flowers, 2021
Hawthorn, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, spring flowers, 2021
Hawthorn blossom, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, spring flowers, 2021
Drifts of snowdrops, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, spring flowers, 2021
Daffodils among the trees, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, spring flowers, 2021
Crocuses, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, spring flowers, 2021
Daffodils round grave statue, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, spring flowers, 2021
Daffodils, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, spring flowers, 2021
Snowdrop below a tree, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, spring flowers, 2021

If you enjoyed this article, you may be interested in our photo essay on Victoria Park in the snow

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One thought on “Spring is on its way in Tower Hamlets Cemetery

  • Thanks for a great write up. Glad you found some much joy and comfort from our spring show. A small correction for the post. The blossom in flower is actually Cherry Plum trees. Hawthorn isn’t flowering yet and won’t until around April after its leaves are out.

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