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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

  • Latest Park Manager Report: Bushy Park

    Simon Richards, Bushy Park Superintendent, provided this very thorough and informative report for the FBHP.

  • FBHP Christmas Cards now on sale

    FBHP Christmas Cards now on sale

    Where's the path?

    Christmas is just around the corner and our new Christmas cards have arrived.

  • 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?!”

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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

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.