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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

  • Wellbeing Walks

    Monthly accessible walks which are being offered to local people through a partnership between Richmond Council, RUILS (Richmond Users Independent Living Scheme) and Richmond Borough Mind to get more people exploring our parks and open spaces.

  • Reduced car parking for our AGM

    We have just been informed by NPL that due to building work within the grounds the number of car parking spaces has been reduced. Only the small car park situated at the front of the office reception will be available.

  • Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon, Sunday 18 March 2018

    Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon, Sunday 18 March 2018

    Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

    The Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 18 March 2018.

  • The Royal Parks Regulations Consultation

    The Royal Parks Regulations Consultation

    The Royal Parks would like to hear your views on suggested amendments to The Royal Parks Regulations.

  • Planting today

    Planting today

    Planting today

    The Hampton Wick Association had a large number of bulbs that were surplus to requirements and at risk of being composted so we volunteered to help them out and take them off their hands and plant them in the park.

  • Future events involving Hampton Court Palace

    HRP have provided us with the dates of events taking place in and around the Palace and along Barge Walk.

  • RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

    RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

    RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

    The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch begins next Saturday 27th January.

  • Bushy Park wildlife incident

    Bushy Park wildlife incident


    An injured parakeet was brought into the Information Point by a family who found it somewhere around the Hampton Court end of the Park.

  • Field Studies Council - new courses for 2018

    Field Studies Council - new courses for 2018

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    The Field Study Council’s wildlife and conservation courses in London in 2018 are now available for booking.

  • Blue moon

    Blue moon

    Blue Moon

    The next Blue Moon in London is on 31st January so hopefully Bushy and Home Parks will be a great place to see it.

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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

Saturday, 24th Mar 11:00 am

Walk with Russell Downs, Wildlife Officer Home Park

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.