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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

  • New Photo Competition: Entrances and Exits

    New Photo Competition: Entrances and Exits

    Lion Gate

    Our eighth photo competition is for images of the entrances & exits of Home Park or Bushy Park. The closing date for entries is 12 noon on Monday 30th April 2012.

  • Ponds Photo Competition Winners

    Ponds Photo Competition Winners

    Rainbow, by Stephen Darlington

    Stephen Darlington has won the latest FBHP Photo Competition with this amazing picture of a rainbow over Leg of Mutton Pond in Bushy Park.

  • 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>.

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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

Dr. Nigel Reeve, 5th March 2010

Report by Alison Blaney March 2010

Did we all realize that many inhabitants of London’s Royal Parks are saproxylic ? And that we should be pleased that that is so? Now we do!

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.