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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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News archive

  • Our Founders Remembered

    In 2013 two of our founders, John Cobb and Colin Pain died. They were very important individuals to the Friends and much is owed to them.

    In memory of John and Colin, Kathy White and Iain Burgess have each written some recollections of the early days of the Friends.

  • The Arcadian Thames - a Celebration

    Monday 31st March in the magnificent setting of the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, a fundraising event in support of the Thames Landscape Strategy. The FBHP is a community member of TLS and has supported their recent restoration of the flood plain project in Home Park.

  • Bushy Park Diary - February 2014

    Bushy Park Diary - February 2014

    Looking for Food by Lewis Lloyd

    The latest update from the Bushy Park Office.

  • Trees lost to the storms

    Trees lost to the storms

    Winter storm damage - Annie Murray

    Bushy sadly lost 10 trees in the recent storms but fared better than Richmond where 20 were felled.

  • Flooding - take care!

    Flooding - take care!

    Flooded Bushy Park - Annie Murray

    There is a lot of standing water in our Parks so do take all the necessary precautions!

  • Half Term Activities in Bushy Park

    The Field Studies Council is organising holiday club events for children and families in Bushy Park.

  • Field Studies Council Courses

    The Field Studies Council has unveiled a fascinating series of one-day courses for 2014.

  • Winners of Close-Ups competition

    Winners of Close-Ups competition

    'Hunting' by Caroline Buckingham

    Superb picture of a dragonfly in flight wins the FBHP’s photo competition for best close-up shot.

  • Bushy Park Report from Simon Richards, Park Superintendent

    The latest report from the Park’s management.

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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

Pippa Hyde led a group of 30 plus on a lovely, tranquil evening walk in the Woodland Gardens.

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.