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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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Latest news

  • Latest news from The Royal Parks

    This is an exciting time for The Royal Parks as we seek to become a charitable public body. We want to share two recent media interviews with you in case you haven’t seen them. The first is with our new Chairman Loyd Grossman and the other with our Chief Executive Andrew Scattergood.

  • 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.

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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, 23rd Nov 8:00 pm

The Royal Parks in the Great War. Talk by David Ivison

Latest report

A group of Friends of Bushy Park recently took part in a guided walk round old Hampton under the expert tutelage of Richmond Heritage guide, Johanna Coombes.

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.