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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

  • FBHP 2015 calendar

    FBHP 2015 calendar

    Unique to FBHP the new 2015 calendar featuring images of Bushy and Home Parks – many taken by winners of our photographic competitions.

    Limited availability – get yours now at the Information Point, Pheasantry Café.

    If you are unable to get to the to the Information Point at the weekends and wish to purchase please contact chairman@fbhp.org.uk

    Cost £5.50

  • Bushy Park Diary - October 2014

    The Bushy Park October 2014 Diary is now available to view here and in large-font format here

  • Royal Parks consultation on commercial skating instructors

    The Royal Parks are now consulting on whether to permit commercial skating instructors.

  • SSSI notification for Bushy and Home Parks

    SSSI notification for Bushy and Home Parks

    Bushy Park - now an SSSI

    On 5 September it was announced that Bushy and Home Parks had been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England.

  • Brian Short

    Brian Short

    Brian Short

    It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Brian Short

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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

We were lucky enough to have Simon Richards, the Park Manager of both Richmond and Bushy Parks, give a talk at our AGM

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.