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Bishop’s Park Bats

A total of six species of bats have been recorded at Bishop’s Park including common and soprano pipistrelle, brown long-eared bat, Natterer’s bat, noctule and the very rare and special greater horseshoe bat. We are thrilled that these very special creatures make Bishop’s Park their home and are thriving here. The greater horseshoe bats recorded …

Bishop’s Pond

Spot wildlife on the Bishop’s Pond which supports everything from fish and wetland plants to birds and rare animals such as otters. It has protected SSSI status – and a fascinating history too. The powerful River Tywi flowed on this very spot until 1802 when the river flooded and broke through its banks, and this …

Walled Garden

The half-acre Walled Garden, dating from at least the 1790s, is Parc Yr Esgob-Bishop’s Park’s best kept secret. In fact, it is still known to many as the ‘secret’ garden, tucked away at the western side of the Park. Although it’s currently closed to public, we have a great vision to restore it so that it …


Conserving and enhancing opportunities for wildlife to flourish is at the heart of everything we do at Bishop’s Park. Both our buildings and parkland are home to many different species – and through our work we are monitoring what we have and how they make the site their home, noting any changes over the seasons, and maximising opportunities for them to flourish. From otters, bats, slowworms, eels, swans and kingfishers – it’s fascinating to find out who lives in the Park!

New wildlife-friendly gardens take shape this month at the Bishop’s Park, Abergwili, Carmarthenshire

PRESS RELEASE 09-03-21 New wildlife-friendly gardens take shape this month at the Bishop’s Park, Abergwili, Carmarthenshire Two new gardens are being created at the Bishop’s Park, Abergwili this month, thanks to a grant of £22,900 from Welsh Government and the National Lottery Heritage Fund ‘Local Places for Nature’ fund.  The Park surrounds the old palace …

Explore the Park

With beautiful new gardens, historic parkland and woodland, a wildlife-rich ox-bow lake and great flood-plain meadow to explore – there is so much to discover at Bishop’s Park. Unwind in Y Caffi, engage with 800 years of history in our learning centre, or take a tour of the secret walled garden with its heritage orchard.