Ford Park Cemetery offers you a wide range of services from burials and memorials to wakes, exhibitions and guided themed tours of the beautiful grounds. All within a peaceful and historic setting in the heart of the City.
The Trust manages the grounds to balance the needs of a working cemetery with the need to protect and enhance the wide variety of plant and wildlife. The cemetery also promotes the rich history of Plymouth and the Victorian grave symbolism.
We depend on income from burial services, grants, donations and the support of the Friends of Ford Park Cemetery and volunteers. If you can help in any way please see How You Can Help page or click on the Donate button below.
The Trust wish to make Choice central to our services. Please look at our site for details of our services, contact our office or simply visit the cemetery to enjoy its unique environment and history. If you bring your dog, please respect the cemetery and ensure that it is kept on a lead at all times and any mess is picked up.
This is our "new" van with some excellent graphics on both sides and the back. The graphics work was carried out by Atlas Graphics (South West) Ltd, (http://www.atlasgraphics.co.uk), a local Plymouth firm who provided their services to us free of charge. Their support for the cemetery is very much appreciated.
George Hinckley VC memorial service at Ford Park Cemetery on 31 Dec 2017.
This annual event, arranged by family and friends, was supported by more than 60 family members and friends this year. Thanks to Jenny Homeyard for taking the photographs and also to the volunteers who helped make today a success despite the weather.
The annual parade took place yesterday.
Captain Henry was awarded the Victoria Cross 5 November 1854 for his actions at the Battle of Inkermann.
He was the first member of the Royal Regiment of Artillery to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
Work in progress on the latest area of strip garden for the Commonwealth War Graves on the edge of Section GL (Roman Catholic Section). Photos show the special equipment used to carefully raise and move the old slate headstones to allow the ground to be prepared for laying to lawn and creating a suitable flower bed.
Later the bed will be planted to include Trumpeter roses bushes, as can be seen already in other parts of the cemetery. The Trumpeter rose is a beautiful vivid red and each bush continues to produce flowers well into the autumn.
Please consider supporting our efforts.
9 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (Summer Time)
9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. (Winter Time)
10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. (Mon to Fri)
Vehicular access is available whenever the grounds are open.
Plymouth 1917-1918 inc a history of the RAF Exhibition
Visitor Centre - Free Event
Sat 31st Mar to Thur 17th May 2018
Open Tuesday and Thursday 10.30-3.30. Saturday and Sunday 12.30-3.30.
Admission free, donations gratefully accepted
The Craft Club meets weekly in the Northey Room between 11.00am - 3.00pm every Wednesday - Free tea & coffee - bring your own food or sandwiches available to purchase from the cafe. All welcome.