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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

  • Pippa Hyde receives award

    Pippa Hyde receives award

    Pippa Hyde with John Brinkely, Russell Mander and Linda Lennon

    Pippa Hyde, whom many of us know from her Walks and Talks for the Friends, received a prestigious award from the Royal Parks Guild…

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Ray Allen

    Lifetime Achievement Award for Ray Allen

    Ray Allen receives his award from Ashley Stephenson LVO and Linda Lennon

    Lifetime Achievement Award for Ray Allen

  • New Lawnmower for Stud Farm Nursery

    New Lawnmower for Stud Farm Nursery

    Gary Gates and Louise Monks, Stud Farm Nursery

    We were delighted to be able to present Stud Farm Nursery with a new lawnmower as a result of the 2012 Friends’ Appeal.

  • FBHP Appeals

    FBHP Appeals

    A tree crate

    The Friends’ Appeals raised an amazing £2,200 during 2012. Read about the Appeals and the ones planned for 2013.

  • Planting 1,000 bulbs in Bushy Park

    Planting 1,000 bulbs in Bushy Park

    The Bulb Planting Brigade

    We were given 1,000 snowdrop and narcissus bulbs and the FBHP volunteers turned out in force to plant them.

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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

While I was at Isleworth Grammar school, my parents saw an advert to become a cartographer for the War Office. I applied, and was sent to the War Office in Bushy Park. The Americans were there working, producing maps for the RAF. This work was carried out from 1947 on the American base. The Americans were there from 1942 onwards.

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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.