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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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The Water Gardens restoration completed with Hoods

The Friends completed the restoration of the Water Gardens in Bushy Park with the installation of hoods over the stoup basins. This was to finally replicate the image of the Cascade shown in the painting by Marco Ricci c.1715 which is held in The Royal Collection. The installation can be seen before and after in the photographs shown in our website header.

We must thank our President, Pieter Morpurgo, for his perseverance over several years in pursuing the creation of the hoods which required research to find the original drawings and research to find a suitable supplier with materials that will weather properly. The park managers and Trustees of the Friends are pleased with the result.

The Friends of Bushy & Home Parks Calendar 2018 now on sale

Our 2018 Calendar is now on sale, priced £6.50. It has photographs taken by some of our members in Bushy Park and Home Park. We have chosen 13 images from over 80 submitted by our talented members to reflect the parks you love. Get it at the Information Point.

  • Defibrillator arrives at the Pheasantry

    Defibrillator arrives at the Pheasantry

    Defibrillator

    We are delighted to announce the arrival of a defibrillator at the Pheasantry.

  • On the turn

    On the turn

    Trees in Bushy Park

    Remember that the various seeds and nuts that the trees and shrubs are depositing will sustain the wild animals throughout the winter.

  • Check out BBC Countryfile Calendar 2018

    Check out BBC Countryfile Calendar 2018

    Countryfile calendar 2018

    Two out of the twelve photographs used in the Countryfile Calendar were taken in Bushy Park

  • Teddington 800

    Teddington 800

    Teddington 800

    Teddington is celebrating 800 years of being a Parish

  • Royal Parks in World War I.

    Royal Parks in World War I.

    Troops of the Army Cyclists Corps advancing along a road during training in Richmond Park,

    To commemorate the WWI centenary, The Royal Parks will be exploring the Parks’ First World War history through a programme of events, community and school activities and research from May 2017 to early 2020.

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.

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 26th Oct 8:00 pm

The wonders of Fungi – talk by Brian Spooner, former head of Mycology at Kew

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.Walk in Home Park- 2nd September

Full report...

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.