Birdcage Walk, lined with pleached lime trees, is a distinctive and famous pathway through the old St. Andrew's churchyard, Clifton, Bristol.

Friends of Birdcage Walk is a community group set up to care for, maintain and improve the site, and to provide information for the public about its history and environment.

We schedule regular working parties (usually 3rd Sunday of the month, 11am) open to anyone, to tidy up the churchyard and walkway, trying to balance allowing access to the graves with maintaining habitat for wildlife. These are subject to the weather forecast, so feel free to come along and join in, but do check Upcoming Events the day before for any last minute cancellation. Stout boots and gardening gloves are essential, as there are many trip hazards and bramble thorns. Bring secateurs or loppers if you have them, we cannot supply tools. The work can be physical, and gardeners need to be reasonably fit - check out the Health & Safety Policy.  The Seasonal Gardening Plan will give some idea of the tasks in hand. However, if you just want to come along and meet the group we're always ready for a bit of a chat.

There is also a WhatsApp group to organise other working sessions, for the more energetic and experienced gardener, meeting more frequently, when the weather looks promising  - Send email for details and to join group.

All the memorial stones are now listed on and most have GPS coordinates to give their position (click on 'Show Map' on the entry to open a marked Google map). Many of the stones already have photos, and more will continue to be added. The burial  registers do have many more additional entries, where no gravestone is present and the position of burial is unknown.

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Birdcage Walk