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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

  • Fawns and their mothers

    Paul Douglas is the ranger who cares for the deer herds in Home Park. He has some useful advice for us at this time of year.

  • Model Boat D-Day Tribute

    Model Boat D-Day Tribute

    Model of D-Day landing craft

    A model boat tribute to D-Day landings will take place on the boating pond in Bushy Park on the morning of Sunday 1st June.

  • Annual Report for 2013

    The annual report presented to the Friends AGM on 7th March 2014 by Chair, Annie Murray.

  • Our Founders Remembered

    In 2013 two of our founders, John Cobb and Colin Pain died. They were very important individuals to the Friends and much is owed to them.

    In memory of John and Colin, Kathy White and Iain Burgess have each written some recollections of the early days of the Friends.

  • The Arcadian Thames - a Celebration

    Monday 31st March in the magnificent setting of the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, a fundraising event in support of the Thames Landscape Strategy. The FBHP is a community member of TLS and has supported their recent restoration of the flood plain project in Home Park.

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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

Following an explanation of how different aspects of the environment are important to different insects, Jacqueline told us about her exciting trip to Guatemala with the grandson of the renowned entomologist, George Champion.

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.