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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

  • 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…

  • Theft of Road Signs from Bushy Park

    On about Thursday 30th June four large metallic signs prohibiting unauthorised access were stolen…

  • New photo competition announced

    New photo competition announced

    Images of Winter, winner: 'Frosty December Morning' by Stephen Darlington

    Hot on the heels of our successful “Images of Winter” photo competition we are delighted to launch our latest competition.

    This, our sixth competition invites photographers to look a little closer at the wealth of buildings we have in the Bushy and Home Parks…

  • Friends' 21st birthday party

    Friends' 21st birthday party

    Party!

    The Friends of Bushy and Home Parks celebrated their 21st anniversary in style on Sunday at Bushy House.

    Over 150 people turned up including local MP Vince Cable and Cleve West, recent winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, who has 3 well documented allotments adjoining the Park.

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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

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.