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Chair’s Welcome

I am delighted as Chair of the Friends to welcome you to our website. Bushy Park and Home Park are two wonderful large green oases in the south west corner of London. Feeling wild, they are natural places with ancient histories, fascinating heritage and superb wildlife. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing rare species. These are places to be enjoyed and conserved. Which is why the Friends exist, campaigning, supporting and protecting the parks, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment with information, advice and guidance.

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Royal Parks Charity Launched

The Royal Parks Charity was formally launched at an event on 14 July at Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, by the Prince of Wales. At the same time he was pleased to accept the role of Patron of the new charity. During his visit he saw the flagship new plant nursery which will supply the parks, heard about how tree diseases are being tackled, and saw the Mission:Invertebrate snail which will be visiting the parks this summer.

The charity is responsible for supporting and managing 5000 acres of Royal Parks from Greenwich Park in the east to Bushy Park in the west. It changes from a government agency into a charity and combines with the former Royal Parks Foundation.

More can be found on the website www.royalparks.org.uk

  • Invitation to Private View of Parks: Our Shared Heritage

    Invitation to Private View of Parks: Our Shared Heritage

    Parks: Our Shared Heritage

    You are invited to a private view of Parks: Our Shared Heritage.

  • FBHP 2017 Summer Party

    FBHP 2017 Summer Party

    On 14 July 2017 the Friends held their summer party at the Pheasantry café.

  • Dukes Head Passage

    The Royal Parks have announced their decision regarding Dukes Head Passage on their website this afternoon.

  • Mission: Invertebrate

    This summer The Royal Parks will be holding Mission Invertebrate: family days of fun to help visitors understand more about they grassland minibeasts living in the parks.

  • Brexit for Bees

    Brexit for Bees

    Photo of bee (by Twickenham Tribune)

    As we know, bees are very important in the food chain pollinating one-third of what we eat and food for livestock. They also pollinate the habitats of wildlife: insects, birds and other animals.

Why we need more Friends

With more members our voice is stronger when we campaign to protect the Parks, and with more subscription income we can do more to provide information and education about the Parks, their wildlife and their history.

Join us today!

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Saturday, 2nd Sep 11:00 am

Latest report

Walks and Talks Reports – Thursday 27th April and Thursday 22nd June

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Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors to find out more about the parks and where visitors can purchase souvenirs of your visit to support our work.

Click this panel to visit our Information Point section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.