Welcome to the Friends of Bishops Park

River view in Bishops Park, credit Alex Gee

Being a member of The Friends of Bishops Park ensures you are informed of critical matters involving the park and provides a voice for your views. For more details of the latest developments in the park, please visit our News section.

Objects of The Friends

The objects of the Friends shall be for the public benefit to secure the reservation, protection and improvement of Bishops Park as a place of historic and ecological interest and beauty and recreational use; to promote the conservation of the natural plant, animal and bird life of the Park and educate the public in the history, natural history and other aspects of the Park.

Calendar of Events

Dates may change without notice
AGM 2021

October 7th – 6.30pm via zoom

Details will be post in due course.

Gardening Group

(subject to lockdown restrictions)

First Monday/Wednesday in July/Aug/Sept

Additional days – will be added on the Whatsapp Group.

Wednesday – 9.15 by the bowling green/cafe in the park

Please email if you would like to be added to the Whatsapp Group

Litter Collection

Depending on the weather a group of individuals have organised themselves to pick up litter.

Sundays – 3.00pm the water fountain by the sandpit

Please email if you would like to be added to the Whatsapp Group.

Moat Garden

We are canvasing opinion on what should be considered with regard to works in the Moat Garden – the strip of land between the King’s Head pub and the Palace Garden Centre. Please take part in the survey.

Survey – more information on the News page

Park Opening

Click on News for updates on the use of the park during this time of Coronavirus.

The park is open from dawn to dusk. Closing around 5pm during the winter.

Friends of Bishop’s Park – Gardening Club

The Friends of Bishop’s Park Gardening Club meet once a month to carry out general work around the park under the aegis of the park’s Head Gardener Ian.  There is a little bit about the gardening club in the Council newsletter.  Thank you to all who volunteer and work in the park.

If you would like to volunteer and be part of the Gardening Club please email: Chair.bishparkfriends@gmail.com

Link to newspaper article