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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

  • Photo Competition Winners Announced

    Photo Competition Winners Announced

    Formation Flying at Hampton Court by Stephen Darlington

    The winners of “The Buildings of Bushy and Home Parks” photography competition are announced, and a new photo gallery launched.

  • New Photo Competition Launched

    Our seventh competition is for photographs of the park ponds in either Home Park or Bushy Park.

  • The mystery of the petrified tree stumps

    The mystery of the petrified tree stumps

    Roots of Swamp Cypress Trees

    Nicola Johnson emailed us to say: “I often walk in the Woodland Gardens, along the stream that runs through it. I have noticed what looks like putrified tree stumps ‘growing’ alongside the river there, on both sides. Would you be able to englighten me as to what they could be?!”

  • Hampton Hill Lights

    Join us for the famous street parade at Hampton Hill Lights on 25th November.

  • Newly refurbished toilets vandalised

    The newly refurbished toilets in Bushy Park have been vandalised – the day after they opened – and are now closed indefinitely.

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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

Thursday 22nd April 2010 The Thames Discovery Programme – Community Archaeology on the Thames Foreshore by Lorna Richardson

Report by Jane Cliff, 12th May 2010

The Thames Discovery programme builds on work done by the Museum of London’s Thames Archaeology Survey, 1993-99, and the Thames Explorer Trust.

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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.