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Bishop’s Park is a fabulous safe, accessible, open green space with 800 years of history linked with faith, culture, community, gardens and growing, as well as remarkable wildlife.

It offers a wealth of learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and abilities, whether linked to the school curriculum, home education, life-long learning, practical skills or informal learning through activities and events.

Our Learning Resources

Working in collaboration with Carmarthenshire Museum the Tywi Gateway Trust are developing learning resources for Bishop’s Park visitors around 5 key themes:-

    • a sense of place. The former palace of the Bishops of St Davids once a centre for spirituality, the arts and the Welsh language – for inspiring a new future
    • a park through time. A private pleasure garden restored to its 19th century design – for understanding a changing past and cultivating a community led future
    • food for thought. The walled kitchen garden with memories of past luxuries for the bishop’s table – for encouraging self-reliance and horticultural innovation
    • saving the environment. The Great Meadow and the Bishop’s Pond together of special ecological significance – for engaging with contemporary issues of sustainability
    • exploring the landscape. Physical and visual connections within the Tywi Valley and beyond – for building links and networks between places and people.


Schools and Home Educators

Led visits

  • Bring your class or group to enjoy and discover more about the history, horticulture and wildlife of Bishop’s Park.
  • Book joint visits to Carmarthen Museum to explore the inside and outside of the Old Bishop’s Palace

Self guided visits

As new learning resources are created to support and encourage the use of Bishop’s Park as an outdoor classroom we will make them available here.

For more information or to book a visit contact enquiries@tywigateway.org.uk

Training and Workshops

As part of the programme of events and activities being delivered at the Bishop’s Park there are a variety of classes and workshops for all ages. These include fun family workshops as well as more serious practical skills.

Find out What’s On.

And don’t forget, you can sign up as a volunteer to help look after Bishop’s Park, meet new people, get involved in all sorts of activities and develop new knowledge and skills.