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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

  • 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!

  • Support urgently needed for proposal for permanent green space on Jolly Boatman site

    Your support is urgently needed for new proposal to turn the Jolly Boatman site into permanent public green space and conserve the historic views across the Thames to Hampton Court Palace.

  • Olympic Cycling events

    Details of Olympic road cycling events in and around Bushy and Home Parks.

  • Olympic Torch to begin final day's journey in Bushy Park

    The 2012 Olympic Torch will commence its historic final leg of its journey here in Bushy 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.

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 25th Oct 8:00 pm

TALK by Kate Canning, “Friends to nature – the wonder of bees”

Latest report

A Spider Foray in Bushy Park Led by Mick Massie on May 23rd 2010

Report by Jane Cliff, 4th June 2010

This was a fascinating 2 hours and we saw at least 10 different species of spider.

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.