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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

  • Oak Processionary Moth - please help!

    Oak Processionary Moth - please help!

    Oak Processionary Moth larvae (c) Crown Copyright. Forestry Commission

    The oak processionary moth is a major defoliator of oak in Europe. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of oaks trees, although it can affect other trees as well. It is also a risk to human and wildlife health. Please help the Royal Parks prevent its further spread in Bushy Park. Find out how…

  • Can you help? New co-chair needed

    FBHP seeks new Co-Chair

  • National Walk4Life Day - 25 September

    An exciting event to promote the many benefits of walking takes place at Bushy Park, Teddington, at 10.00am on Walk4Life Day, Sunday 25 September. This is one of 10 flagship events across Britain that will be covered extensively by national television.

  • Farewell to Ray and Suzanne

    Farewell to Ray and Suzanne

    Ray Brodie receiving picture (photo: David Ivison)

    Members of the FBHP committee and the Wildlife Group along with guests gathered at the Stockyard on 12th August to bid farewell to Ray Brodie, Manager of Bushy Park.

  • Welcome to Bushy Park's new manager

    Welcome to Bushy Park's new manager

    Simon Richards, new manager of Bushy Park

    The Friends welcome Simon Richards to Bushy Park. Following Ray Brodie’s move to Kensington Gardens, Simon Richards who is currently Manager of Richmond Park will take on responsibility for both parks. Learn more about Simon…

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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

Thursday, 25th Oct 8:00 pm

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

Latest report

With Chris Nickerson, Head Gardener Woodland Gardens
10th October 2009

We met at the Red Brick Bridge and walked through the Pheasantry, passing the bed where our previous Shrub Planting event took place, to a bed near the Welcome Centre.

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.