enquiries@tywigateway.org.uk Parc a Gerddi yr Esgob, Abergwili, Sir Caerfyrddin SA31 2JG


Becoming a Member

Are you interested in history, gardens, conservation, wildlife, or our environment? Or do you  love the opportunity to be outside for a walk? Maybe you just want to help us save this amazing piece of our local history and heritage for future generations to experience and enjoy. Project grants have assisted us to achieve much but we need your help to keep these gardens going.

As a member, you will be supporting an independent charity dedicated to restoring and maintaining the Bishops Park. Membership gives you:-

  • a chance to be part of this great project
  • a members’ monthly newsletter
  • special behind-the-scenes events and talks

To join, follow the link: https://membermojo.co.uk/parcyresgob/joinus or pick up a membership form from Reception or print it from below and return to us with your payment.




Volunteering Opportunites

We have opportunities for volunteers to help us provide guided tours of the Park over the summer months. If you have an interest in the history of the site and are able to give us an hour or two of your time either on weekdays, early evenings, or at the weekends, please contact FfionaJones@tywigateway.org.uk for further details.

Full training will be provided.

Great Meadow Access

The Great Meadow will be closed over the next few months to allow the grass to grow for livestock feed. Please ensure that you do not enter. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Gates will be locked and signage put up in the next few days. There will still be access for walkers and dogs on leads to the upper part of the meadow over the bridge.

Unveiling Plans for Bishop’s Park and the Walled Garden Project

The Trust will be displaying the developing plans for the restoration of Parc yr Esgob’s Walled Garden over the coming weeks.

• From 3-21 April in the Foyer (next to Stacey’s Kitchen)
• From 3-10 April at Sero (next to Carmarthen indoor market)

Please comment on the designs on display and put your response in the ballot boxes there.

Members of the public are also invited to drop-in sessions with Architects Jenny Hall of Crafted Space and Geraint Roberts of Geraint Roberts Associates, together with the Walled Garden Project Team, on Tuesday 9th April from 5.30-7pm at Parc yr Esgob, or on Wednesday 10th April from 1-4pm at Sero or between 5.30-7pm at the Black Ox, Abergwili. Project Manager Louise Austin says: “We want to hear your views!”

Visit Wales Quality Assured

Following a visit from Visit Wales’s Visitor Quality Standards team, we are delighted to announce that we have received an accreditation from them! This ensures that your visit to our site will be of a standard and will meet Visit Wales’s requirements.

Along with our Green Flag Award and our Green Heritage Award, this award endorses the value of our site, not only to the local community but to visitors from across Wales, the UK, and overseas!


Have Your Say about Bishop’s Park’s Big Secret!

Because your opinion about the future of Bishop’s Park’s Walled Garden is important to us.

Many years ago, the half-acre walled garden on the West side of the park was a place of great importance to the Bishop’s Palace.  Dating back to at least 1790, and once the heart of the estate, the garden produced vegetables and fruit, including pineapples for the Bishop’s table.

Today, exciting plans are underway to restore the walled garden to its former glory.  After receiving substantial funds from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, we hope to open the walled garden to the public in the future.

It is important for us to listen to the views of our visitors and local community to determine what will happen to the walled garden and to ensure that everyone feels welcome and able to take part.

We’d be glad to hear what you think.

Please complete our short survey by clicking on this link: https://forms.office.com/e/fvnEpE4DXi.  It’s a short survey and should only take five minutes to complete.

For more details please contact us:  Teresa Walters 07387 751571 teresawalters@tywigateway.org.uk or Anne May 07909 544017 annemay@tywigateway.org.uk


Kings Award for Voluntary Services 2023

We are delighted to announce that our wonderful volunteers here at the Bishop’s Park are recipients of the prestigious King’s Award for Voluntary Services 2023! Equivalent to an MBE, the award recognises excellence in volunteering across the UK, and for our volunteers, is testament to their hard work and dedication over many years, and through some challenging times.

Congratulations to the whole team, and many thanks – we couldn’t do what we do without you!