Established in 1843 by the Nonconformist community, Histon Road Cemetery is Grade 2* listed by Historic England as one of only three "garden cemeteries" in England by the leading Victorian garden designer John Claudius Loudon. Loudon was the most influential horticultural journalist of his time and one of the first professional cemetery designers. Histon Road is the best surviving example of his work in this field.
The Friends of Histon Road Cemetery was established in 2006 by a group of local residents who were increasingly concerned by the deteriorating environment and misuse of the site. A development plan was implemented to improve the site whilst preserving its historical integrity and regular gardening volunteers have made enormous improvements. Our aim is to protect and enhance Histon Road Cemetery for the public benefit as a place of remembrance, spirituality, history and nature. A stroll round this tranquil green space reveals familiar names associated with the City and further afield. We mark Remembrance Day every year with a service to honour the local lives lost in war. Members receive three newsletters a year and opportunities for volunteering and other activities.