WOODBURY PARK - May 2019
Accessed via a cul-de-sac at the western end of Woodbury Park Road, the award-winning cemetery is an important part of the Victorian era of Tunbridge Wells. Whilst it's called a park its actually a graveyard and is important both for its place in the town's history and the fact it is a rare example of wildflower-rich grassland. The cemetery also has a wealth of trees, including yews and Scots pines, meaning it is able to support a wide variety of insects. Butterflies such as the Meadow Brown are found here, plus around six different species of bumblebees..
For the above reasons and because of the cemetery’s importance to the history of the local area, the Friends of Woodbury Park Cemetery group was set up in 2006 with the aim of conserving the site and encouraging its use as an educational resource. Thanks to the friends their on-going volunteer work ensures the cemetery will always remaina special place in the town.