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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

  • School House Lane Orchard wins prestigious award

    School House Lane Orchard wins prestigious award

    Friends of School House Lane Orchard

    Teddington Orchard gains prestigious Community Award. Local community green space is one of the best in the country…

  • Bushy passes Olympic test with flying colours

    Bushy passes Olympic test with flying colours

    The world-class cyclists top 40mph along Chestnut Avenue

    Special report by Andrew Robbins – Wednesday 17th August 2011

    Sunday 14th August saw the biggest trial event for the Olympics so far, as world-class cyclists tested out the route for next year’s road race – straight through the heart of Bushy Park…

  • FBHP opposes conversion of Jenny Lind pub to KFC

    Last night the council planning committee considered the re-submission of the application to turn the former Jenny Lind pub in Hampton Hill High Street into a take-away. If granted the building would be converted and extended to house a KFC take-away within a few feet of the Hampton Hill New Gate to Bushy Park. Read the FBHP presentation opposing the KFC here …

  • Future governance of The Royal Parks

    “Earlier this year the Government announced its commitment to transfer greater responsibility for the management of The Royal Parks to the Greater London Authority (GLA). Our original intention was to do this via the Localism Bill. Having looked at the detail of the proposal, however…

  • Notice of Bushy Park Gate Closures

    From Monday 11th July the Teddington Gate vehicle entrance to Bushy Park will be closed for approximately 5 days so that much needed resurfacing works can take place on the entrance threshold…

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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

Saturday, 24th Mar 11:00 am

Walk with Russell Downs, Wildlife Officer Home Park

Latest report

Talk by John Tough on January 28th 2010

Report by Jane Cliff February 2010

John started the talk by explaining his role as ‘Deputy Launch Authority’. John acts as the liaison between the Coastguard and the Lifeboats. The Coastguard calls John who then makes the decision whether or not to launch the Lifeboat.

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.