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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

  • Operation Centaur winter rides

    Operation Centaur winter rides

    Operation Centaur is an organization set up to promote the relevance of the horse as a contemporary working animal in partnership with humans.

    Operation Centaur is an organization set up to promote the relevance of the horse as a contemporary working animal in partnership with humans. This takes the form of heritage skills in conservation and agriculture, transportation, discovery, learning and therapy.

    Details of this year’s winter rides can be found here.

  • Vote for your favourite park in the national People's Choice Award

    Vote for your favourite park in the national People's Choice Award

    Green Flag Award

    Residents and visitors to our borough’s parks are asked to go online and vote for their favourite park in the borough, as part of a national awards scheme.

    This follows a successful year for parks and open spaces in Richmond upon Thames, in which we picked up our eighteenth prestigious Green Flag Award, the international mark of quality in the industry.

    Bushy Park is up for the prestigious People’s Choice Award. To vote for Bushy Park go to the link below, which will have a photo of a large tree. Go to the foot of the photo, click on “Vote Here”. That will record your vote for Bushy Park.

    See here .

  • FBHP Calendar 2019

    FBHP Calendar 2019

    Available now – the much anticipated FBHP Calendar 2019.

  • Teddington Society donation

    Teddington Society donation

    Sheena Harold presenting the cheque to Colin Muid

    The Teddington Society has presented the Friends with a hugely generous donation of £1250 from the proceeds of “Teddington in Flower”.

  • Tick Alert

    Tick Alert

    Tick bites leaflet

    The warm weather and plant growth provides cover for ticks that can attach themselves to deer, dogs or humans passing through long grass or bracken during the summer months, potentially causing Lyme disease. The ticks feed by piercing the skin to suck blood.

  • Volunteer for the Bushy Park Ant Hill Survey

    Volunteer for the Bushy Park Ant Hill Survey

    Mission Invertebrate

    Bushy Park is looking for volunteers to help in measuring the ant hills to help preserve the insect-friendly grassland.

  • Teddington Fair 2018

    Teddington Fair 2018

    Teddington Fair 2018

    A wonderful day at the Teddington Fair.

  • Sir David Attenborough's Richmond Park film wins national charity film award

    Sir David Attenborough’s film about protecting Richmond Park has won at the national Charity Film Awards.

  • Deer birthing season

    Deer birthing season

    Dog walking warning

    The deer birthing season is imminent in Bushy and that means visitors need to be extra vigilant around the deer.

  • Chestnut Sunday

    Here is a selection of photos of Chestnut Sunday from the Twickenham Tribune.

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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, 25th Oct 8:00 pm

TALK by Kate Canning, “Friends to nature – the wonder of bees”

Latest report

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

Full report...

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.