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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.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

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New Visitor Centre

You will have seen the building works at the Pheasantry. This is where a new Visitor Centre is being constructed to replace the old Information Point.

Our Appeal for donations has reached the £10,000 mark, still short of our target of £15000, but we will be able to fit out the new space with exciting and informative items. We aim to have the Visitor Centre open around the time of the Spring Bank Holiday (May 27th) so watch this space for more news about it.

You can still donate in the following ways:

Online via our donations webpage https://mydonate.bt.com/events/fbhpinformationpoint/478056

Bank transfer to Branch 60-21-17 account no. 37403842 and quote “Info [your name]” as reference.

Cheque payable to “Friends of Bushy and Home Parks” quote “IP Appeal” on the reverse and send it to: The Treasurer, FBHP, 7 Gloucester Road, Hampton, TW12 2UQ.

Cash or cheque at the Information Point.

Your generosity will be very much appreciated as we create this significant asset to Bushy Park.

  • The Royal Parks seeks to double its volunteer rangers in Richmond and Bushy Parks

    The Royal Parks seeks to double its volunteer rangers in Richmond and Bushy Parks

    Volunteer rangers

    Following the successful launch of the Volunteer Ranger service in spring, The Royal Parks charity is launching a second recruitment drive in Bushy and Richmond Parks.

    At the beginning of the year, 25 Volunteer Rangers were recruited to operate in Bushy and Richmond Parks, from April to October annually. The service is a three-year pilot and operates on most weekends to share information with visitors about the history and nature of the park, as well as educate them on wildlife protection issues such as keeping 50 metres from the deer.

    The first stage of the programme has been so successful that The Royal Parks are looking to double their numbers and recruit another 25 Rangers in these parks.

    For more information, see here.

  • Say 'Hello' to the new Volunteer Rangers in Bushy Park

    Say 'Hello' to the new Volunteer Rangers in Bushy Park

    Volunteer Rangers

    From now until late autumn, Volunteer Rangers will be operating in small numbers on most weekends

  • Pesticide spraying for the Oak Processionary Moth

    Oak Processionary Moth is an invasive, non-native insect pest which can pose a serious threat to human, animal and tree health.

  • Mission: Invertebrate family roadshow

    Mission: Invertebrate family roadshow

    Mission: Invertebrate will be visiting the Pheasantry, Bushy Park on Tuesday 9 April 2019, giving you the opportunity to get close to nature and learn more about the wonderful world of invertebrates.

  • The Royal Parks in World War I exhibition "... into the Peace"

    The Royal Parks in World War I exhibition

    TRP WWI exhibition

    Open between Friday 29 and Sunday 31 March 2019 from 10am until 4pm. To be held in the Wren House, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road SW3 4SR. Enter by Chelsea Gate, on Royal Hospital Road, adjacent to the National Army Museum.

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

Friday, 24th May 12:10 pm

Talk by Jamel Guenioui ‘ Reptiles and Amphibians’.

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Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors 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.