The Tywi Gateway Project
The Bishop's Park
Despite its importance and long history, over recent years the Bishop’s Park has gone through a period of decline, as the resources needed for its upkeep were unavailable. Consequently concern grew amongst the local community that this much loved and used park might be lost as a place of enjoyment.
The Tywi Gateway Project is an exciting and direct response to this concern.
Starting as an initiative from the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust the Tywi Gateway Project began in 2014 supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. In May 2016 the Tywi Gateway Trust was created and, working with the Representative Body of the Church in Wales and Carmarthenshire County Council, the owners of the land that makes up the Bishop’s Park, has continued to deliver the Tywi Gateway Project.
The project aims to work with the local community to restore the Bishop’s Park to its former grandeur and to set in place a management structure to ensure the park remains at the heart of the community with a long and exciting future ahead of it.
What will be happening?
Activities and Events
Historic Parkland and Walks
This autumn tree surgeons will be back at the Bishop’s Park. Sadly, all our ash trees are infected with ash dieback and we have to fell them to make the park safe for visitors. However, by removing the ash and some
Come and start to your exploration of the Tywi Valley at the Bishops Park. Tywi Gateway Project volunteer Nigel Bailey has designed and described a series of walks which can all be started at the Bishops Park and Museum. All the
A European white elm tree being planted at the Bishops Park to celebrate Michael Norman’s contribution to the site. Michael Norman, one of the founding trustees of the Tywi Gateway Trust, has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Awarded