The Bike Garden in Nuns Moor Park – November Update


It was a fun October at the garden. 400 visitors helper us to celebrate Apple Day and as 30 visitors decorated pumpkins and made masks for Pumpkin Day we were lucky to have a storyteller and ukulele player entertain us with spooky, funny stories. We planted over 100 daffodil bulbs to for some early spring food for pollinators, with helpers young and not-quite-so young. The scouts helped do a massive garden tidy up and dug a more fruit beds.

It’s been a fairly mild autumn with some flowers and bees still spotted at the garden. As the weather gets colder now and growth slows down, it’s time to get busy in the garden, digging and planting fruit bushes and trees before the ground freezes too hard. See details of a Tree Plant too. We’ve been helping a new Friends of Nuns Moor Park group get started, providing gloves, spades and cups of tea. If you would like to volunteer just come along on the open days below or contact Andrew via


Tree Planting Sessions in       Nuns Moor Park        

Sundays 4th and 18th December          11am-2pm

The Friends of Nuns Moor Park will meet at the garden for warming cups of tea before heading out into the park to plant trees.

Weekly sessions at the Community Garden

Free to attend. Opening times may vary according to the weather. Children must be accompanied and dogs are welcome on leads.

Dr Bike is back!                                 TUESDAYS 6.30pm-8pm until early December.

Remember to bring a torch and it’s a good idea to check facebook before coming down in case a session has to be cancelled  at short notice.

SHE Choir                                            WEDNESDAYS    6.30pm-8pm

SHE Choir, a friendly informal choir are inviting women to join a singing session. Suggested donation of £1-£2 per person. Remember to bring a torch and/or you can meet at the park entrance just before 6.30pm to walk to the pavilion building in a group.

Gentle led ride                       THURSDAY 17th Nov and 2ndth Dec , 10am-12pm

A group ride to encourage adults to cycle more and build confidence. Led by a trained ride leader, the rides last approx. 1.5 hours, going at a gentle pace mainly around the park and town moor.  Perfect if you have not been on a bike in a while or just to enjoy some friendly company. If you are interested in rides for children please get in touch.

Volunteer Gardening Sessions   THURSDAYS until end of Nov. 10am-12pm.                                     

You are welcome to join in with sessions or simply sit back and enjoy this lovely place. To find out about other events see :

If you would like to hire the Community Garden and Pavilion building for parties, workshops or to run a weekly class at the Pavilion please get in touch with