FBHP title
  • header-photo2
  • p1040464_opt
  • deercrossingbushyautumnmuid_opt2
  • p11506393_opt
  • p1040610_opt1
  • p1050397_opt1
  • p1060664_opt
  • p1050602_opt1
  • p1160012_opt1
FBHP logo

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.

Keep Up-to-date

Members and non-members can receive emails about events in the parks. To subscribe, please enter your email address below.

Latest news

  • Planning Application Victory!

    Whistle Stop site at Hampton Court Gate – appeal to build turned down.

  • 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…

Page 57 of 63 Previous Next

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

A Talk by Richard Flenley, Thursday 24th September

Richard began the talk by looking back 15 years when a meeting in this hall led to the Heritage Lottery Fund Project which has finally resulted in the wonderful restoration of The Water Gardens.

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.