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The Park

The Parkland of the Bishop’s Park has been restored and enhanced to make it a beautiful place to relax and unwind with friends and family.  Our great specimen trees are a thing of beauty; with monkey puzzle, London planes, dawn redwoods and lime trees amongst many others.

Picnic with friends and family, stroll around and enjoy the formal lawns and wildflower meadows or just sit and admire the views and the wildlife here.

wildlife in the park

In the main Parkland we have improved opportunities for wildflowers to flourish and were thrilled at the diversity of what came up under this new mowing regime in 2021 – including primroses, celandine, bluebells, yellow rattle, eyebright, speedwell, hedge woundwort and a number of ferns including Dryopteris felix-mas and hart’s tongue fern as well as the characteristic lords and ladies.

Alongside the native trees in the main Park (yew, wild cherry, and oak) the majority of trees are non-native ornamental plantings and include London Plane, Norway maple, Gingko Ginkgo biloba and various conifers including Himalayan pine, cedar, Thuja and silver fir.

We know that a range of common invertebrates are likely to be present but no invertebrate assessment has been undertaken yet!  Large chafers and various larger moth species are predated by bats within the park (determined from remains within roosts).