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Parc Yr Esgob Walled Garden Project

Development Phase through to December 2024

Soon more people than ever will be able to get stuck in to learning and growing here at Parc yr Esgob – Bishop’s Park. The Tywi Gateway Trust is now one step closer to completing the final piece of the jigsaw at the park, with the restoration of the ‘secret’ walled garden https://parcyresgob.org.uk/explore-the-park/walled-garden/ which once grew fruit and vegetables for the table of the Bishops of St David’s.

The project today

At present the walled garden is too dangerous to allow our visitors open access. Our vision is to make the garden accessible to all. A space for growing and learning, cultural inspiration, physical and spiritual well-being and most importantly enjoyment.

An award of more than £203,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund http://Welcome | The National Lottery Heritage Fund and over £137,000 from the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund UK Shared Prosperity Fund (gov.wales) , means the Tywi Gateway Trust are now able to work with local groups and organisations over the coming months, to put together detailed plans. These will include the restoration of three historic glass houses, the creation of a fully accessible educational garden and a performance space amongst the heritage fruit trees. Through these changes, we want to encourage greater diversity and inclusivity amongst our volunteers and visitors so that it is a garden for everyone.

Introducing the Walled Garden Project Architects – See the Video here https://youtu.be/DzDUKVSMEwE

Join us for a lunchtime tour: 

Get involved

We want to make sure that the walled garden becomes a beautiful and inspiring space where everyone feels welcome and able to take part. Over the coming months we need to find out what will attract new and diverse audiences here. To do this we will need your help. If you, or your group, or anyone else you know would like to get involved with our community consultations, please let us know.

Email our Project Engagement Officers:



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Looking through the door of the Walled Garden       Family in the Walled Garden

School children in the Walled Garden orchard