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What we do

In 1992 The Friends of Waterlow Park group was formed to help Camden bid for Heritage Lottery Funds to restore what was then a rundown Victorian park. Your annual subscription as a Friend helps to keep Waterlow Park special.

The Friends Group:

  • Gives Park Users a voice
  • Fundraises for Park improvements
  • Does weekly volunteer gardening
  • Has a small organising committee of volunteers

And we need your help and ideas!

Only £5 a year.

We fundraise, we garden in the Park and grow plants for sale. We consult with and listen to our Members and keep you informed with newsletters, web news and Tweets. Your membership at £5 p.a. per person is the lifeblood of our funding. 

We have co-hosted the spring event Waterlow Art Park with LUX and Lauderdale House and take part in Highgate events such as the Fair in the Square and Lauderdale House’s Heritage Weekend.

Also we organise occasional enjoyable visits to  famous gardens and hold  summer concerts in the park.  FoWP has also co-organised fundraising concerts with the Harington Scheme at Highgate School (with drinks on the terrace).


In 2016 we organised a major event  Lark in the Park to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Park’s opening. A gift from Sir Sydney Waterlow.  We now plan follow-up Mini Larks in future years.