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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

  • Appeals 2011: Planting Camellias and Bays

    Appeals 2011: Planting Camellias and Bays

    Owen, Jane, Chris and Annie ready to plant (by Colin Keates)

    The successful 2011 Friends’ Appeal has made possible the planting of camellias and bay to replace invasive Rhododendrum Pontincum.

  • Bushy Park Manager's Report January 2012

    An update report on Bushy Park from Simon Richards, Park Superintendent.

  • Lyme disease threat

    Lyme disease threat

    Asian tick Photo: EPA/PATRICK PLEUL (Telegraph.co.uk)

    Ticks that can transmit Lyme disease may be more prevalent in the UK than realised, say researchers who have found out how many dogs harbour them.

    Click to read more about <a href=“http://www.fbhp.org.uk/fbhp-news/single-listing-news.html.php?s=2012-01-25-lyme-disease-threat”>this important issue</a>.

  • Planting in the Park

    The Bays and Camellias purchased from 2011 appeals monies will be planted on Thursday 19th January at 11.30am in the Woodland Gardens.

  • The Colin White Tree Appeal

    The Colin White Tree Appeal

    Friends and family of Colin White plant trees in his memory

    Trees have been planted in Bushy Park in memory of Colin White by his friends and family together with the FBHP.

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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

Wildlife Photography on foot and by bicycle. Talk given by Barry Hilling on Thursday May 27th 2010

Report by Jane Cliff, 6th June 2010

Barry started by stressing that it is possible to travel on foot, by public transport or bicycle and travel to areas where wonderful photographs can be taken.

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Full report...

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.