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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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January 2010 (2) - Diana - Filling the pond

Photos and report by Pieter Morpurgo January 20th 2010.

The Diana Pond had been weeded and the surface has been scraped flat to make a sealed base for the water. Today the rubber bung which has been holding back the water from entering the Diana Pond for the past nine months was removed. The sluice gate opened and the water allowed to flow back into the pond. It will take several days as the pond when full will hold 17 million litres of water. The water will be allowed to settle down before the fish are returned in about February next year.

The water starts to flow back into the Diana Pond

The rubber bung which has been holding back the water

Park manager Ray Brodie watches

Deflating the air-filled bung released water into the pond

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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

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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.

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