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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

  • ULTRA Race for Royal Parks Foundation and Scope

    Volunteers are needed for charity race finale in Bushy Park on Sunday 7th October

  • Caution advised as deer mating season begins

    The Royal Parks advises dog walkers and other visitors to act with caution as deer mating season begins

    The Royal Parks is recommending dog owners who walk their pets in Richmond and Bushy Parks consider walking them outside the parks during the deer mating season.

  • Cleve West becomes Patron of the Friends

    Cleve West becomes Patron of the Friends

    Cleve West, Patron of the FBHP

    Multi-award-winning garden designer, Cleve West (who also has an allotment in Bushy Park), agrees to become a Patron of the FBHP.

  • Entrances & Exits Photo Competition Winners Announced

    Entrances & Exits Photo Competition Winners Announced

    Entrance to Bushy Park from Duke's Passage by Lewis Lloyd

    Earlier in the year we held a competition for photographs of the entrances and exits to our Parks. This competition produced some striking images as you can see by clicking here.

    Congratulations to to our worthy winners:

    1st: Lewis Lloyd

    2nd: Elisabeth Cox

    3rd: George Andrews

  • New Photo Competition announced: the Olympics and the Parks

    New Photo Competition announced: the Olympics and the Parks

    Photo by Colin Keates

    The Olympic Torch visit followed by the cycling road events in and around Bushy Park and Hampton Court gave anyone with a camera some fantastic opportunities to capture the excitement and the sense of history being made.

    We encourage everyone to enter your best photos, on the subject of the Olympics and the Parks, into the latest FBHP photo competition. Closing date for entries is 31st August so don’t delay!

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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

With Tyrrell Marris and Graham Dillamore, Saturday 12th February 2011

The Friends’ first outside event of the year is always a good occasion. A large crowd gathered at our Lion Gate meeting place.

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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.