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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

  • 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

  • Future of policing in the Royal Parks

    Proposed new arrangements for policing in the Royal Parks.

  • Cleaning the Diana Fountain

    Cleaning the Diana Fountain

    Re-gilding work being carried out on Diana

    Five years on from the major restoration of the Diana Fountain, the structure is covered in scaffolding again. This is a planned event to keep the fountain and all the bronzes in good condition.

  • Opening of the King’s Kitchen Garden

    Opening of the King’s Kitchen Garden

    King’s Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court

    On 25 June the Countess of Wessex officially opened the new kitchen garden at
    Hampton Court.

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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

Did you know that the National Physical Laboratory uses sound to measure the crunchiness of biscuits and is also responsible for ensuring that all lottery balls have exactly the same weight and measurements?

We found out these facts and a great deal more about the NPL in an informative talk by Fiona Auty on 24th November last year.

Click here to read Jane Cliff’s report.

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.