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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

  • Meet Henry VIII's Great Horses at Hampton Court Palace

    Meet Henry VIII's Great Horses at Hampton Court Palace

    Win a unique and exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the Hampton Court Shires stables

  • Chestnut Sunday

    Chestnut Sunday

    We are all looking forward to celebrating Chestnut Sunday on 10th May.

  • Skylarks in Bushy Park

    Skylarks in Bushy Park

    The skylark breeding season has begun, some skylarks have already arrived and we are again asking for your help in protecting them.

  • Drones

    These are starting to be a problem in all the Royal Parks and there are concerns about risks of collision, noise and intrusion. The Royal Parks have introduced a ban on the use of them, as there is with other powered model aircraft, anywhere in Bushy Park.

  • Ipsos MORI survey of Royal parks

    Ipsos MORI survey of Royal parks

    Ipsos MORI survey of Bushy Park

    Research results have recently been published which The Royal Parks commissioned from Ipsos MORI to conduct visitor counts and interviews across all eight Royal parks during 2013 and 2014. These show that over 77.7 million visits were made during the year from November 2013, with 98% of interviewees rating the quality of the parks as excellent or good.

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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

Latest report

The Friends enjoyed a fascinating walk and talk led by arboriculturalist Gillian Jonasus.

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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.