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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

  • We need a new Treasurer - can you help?

    We need a new Treasurer - can you help?

    Tom Blaney teasing our brains at the Summer Party (photo - David Ivison)

    It is with regret that we have to bid a farewell to Dr Tom Blaney ex Chair, longstanding committee member and current Treasurer as he is moving out of the area.

  • 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.

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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.

Join us today!

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 25th Oct 8:00 pm

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

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.

Read more…

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.