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Volunteer at West Ham Park reaping the product of their labours

​Volunteer at West Ham Park tending her plants.

The City of London maintains over 4500 hectares of green space in Greater London and beyond.

Our spaces range from the National Nature Reserve of Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire to the Grade I listed landscape of the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in the East End.

The spaces are managed through nine charitable trusts.

The City of London spent just over £29 million in the 2015 / 2016 financial year maintaining the sites, and generated over £10 million in income.

We have over 20 million visits to our green spaces each year.

There are more than 300 staff in the Open Spaces Department looking after 14 green spaces.

Over 55,000 volunteer hours are worked at our green spaces. Volunteers carry out extensive conservation work and also participate in the management of the sites.

The City of London’s green spaces have received 15 green flags and 12 green heritage site accreditations in recent years.

Around 143,000 people a year attend events and activities at City of London green spaces.

16,000 school children attend education sessions at green spaces each year​.​

05 January 2015
Last Modified:
15 September 2017