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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

  • Poetry Recital Event

    Following a very successful evening featuring poetry readings and music at the Lion , Hampton Wick in February FBHP received a generous donation of £65.70 which will be allocated to our projects in the parks. Our thanks to Jeewansing Ramlugun for his support, Jeewan writes poetry inspired by Bushy Park, one of his books is available at the Information Point.

  • Royal Parks welcome Loyd Grossman CBE as new Chairman

    A new Royal Parks charity will be led by lifelong arts and heritage enthusiast Loyd Grossman CBE following his appointment as its new Chairman.

  • Gnat's genitals reveal new species in the UK

    Gnat's genitals reveal new species in the UK

    Bushy Gnat

    To some, flies are nothing more than a nuisance, but a new species has been discovered in the UK for the first time – thanks to the shape of its genitals.

  • New potting bench

    New potting bench

    New potting bench

    Chris Nickerson Head Gardener is delighted with the new potting bench for the new nursery in the Woodland Gardens and thanked FBHP for purchasing it on behalf of The Royal Parks.

  • Garden award

    Garden award

    Cleve West

    Many congratulations to our patron Cleve West on being awarded a gold medal at Chelsea for his inspired “M & G Garden 2016”

  • New - available at the Information Point at the Pheasantry

    New - available at the Information Point at the Pheasantry

    Canning and Cole

    Kate Canning and Ian Cole are delighted to be able to offer their honey for sale
    at the Information Point.

  • The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace

    The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace

    The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Place was officially opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on 4th May.

  • Deer and their young

    Deer and their young

    In late May the deer give birth to their young. At this stage the young are very vulnerable to disturbance from humans or attack by dogs and is when the mothers can be very defensive.

  • Hedgehog talk by Sue Kidger

    Hedgehog talk by Sue Kidger

    On 28 April 2016 Sue Kidger gave a talk in the St John Ambulance hall about her 16 years of rescuing and caring for hedgehogs.

  • Children’s Walk 16 April 2016

    Children’s Walk 16 April 2016

    FBHP Nature Trail 16 April

    Diana Lewis led a group of 8 children and up to 12 adults round the Nature Trail in the Pheasantry Woodland Gardens.

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Friday, 25th Jan 8:00 pm

Talk by Ian Jones-Healy “Dr John Langdon Down and the history of Normansfield“.

Latest report

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

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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.

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