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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

  • Deer Rut

    Deer Rut

    A reminder that deer can feel threatened by people and dogs even over long distances and particularly close to.

  • Vote for your favourite park!

    The Green Flag Awards has launched its People’s Choice 2015. This competition aims to encourage members of the public to vote for their favourite Green Flag area from over 1,500 green spaces across the UK.

  • Hampton Wick Festival

    Hampton Wick Festival

    A lively contingent from the volunteers represented the Friends in the parade at the Hampton Wick Festival on Sunday 2nd August which took place in the High Street.

  • 25th Anniversary celebration event

    25th Anniversary celebration event

    Present and past chairs of the Friends together with Bushy Park's present and past park managers

    On 24 July 2015 the Friends held a party at the Pheasantry Cafe to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

  • Friends Summer Party now sold out

    Friends Summer Party now sold out

    FBHP 25th party invitation

    The Summer Party for the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks, to be held on Friday, 24th July, has now sold out.

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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.

Join us today!

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 25th Oct 8:00 pm

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

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 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.