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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.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

Latest news

  • 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.

  • FBHP Calendar and Christmas Cards

    FBHP Calendar and Christmas Cards

    "Stag" by Stephen Darlington, featured in the FBHP Calendar

    The Friends are pleased to announce the launch of a calendar for 2012.

  • Royal Parks Transfer: Latest Update

    The Government is considering the transfer of the management of the Royal Parks to the Mayor of London. In the light of this, the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks along with the Friends of the other Royal Parks have been asked to give their comments in advance of a meeting of the London Assembly Environment Committee & Royal Parks 12th October. Read our comments here…

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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

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.