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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

  • The Friends' Summer Party

    The Friends' Summer Party

    Annie awards the prize (photo: David Ivison)

    Possibly the best party yet!

  • 'Aggressive' deer

    There have been incidents of deer acting ‘aggressively’ towards people in both Richmond and Bushy Parks, particularly dog walkers. In fact, they are defending their young. Here is some further information from the Royal Parks to enable you to avoid problems.

  • Crowds turn out to welcome The Queen, despite the weather

    Crowds turn out to welcome The Queen, despite the weather

    The Queen at Richmond Park 15 May 2012

    The Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Alexandra braved appalling weather to visit Richmond Park as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour.

  • Friends Join the Parade at Chestnut Sunday

    Friends Join the Parade at Chestnut Sunday

    The FBHP Mafia on the march... (Photo: Owen Jones)

    FBHP volunteers take part in Chestnut Sunday parade.

  • Seven Swans a-Swimming...

    Seven Swans a-Swimming...

    Cygnets in Home Park by Rita Power

    Swans are very protective of their young, so please do give them an extra wide berth at this time of year.

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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

Saturday, 24th Mar 11:00 am

Walk with Russell Downs, Wildlife Officer Home Park

Latest report

A walk led by Pippa Hyde, Saturday 17th July

Report by Pieter Morpurgo, photos by Alan Buckingham.

We started in the new education area of the Welcome Centre with a small display of some grasses which we might see during the walk. Pippa had collected them over the previous month.

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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.