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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

  • Olympic Trial Event

    Olympic Trial Event

    On Sunday 14th August there will be a full practice run of the Olympic cycle road race…

  • Latest news on Future of The Royal Parks

    Although we are still awaiting final confirmation, it seems almost certain now that the planned handover of The Royal Parks to the Mayor of London’s office will not go ahead as planned. The transfer was due to be included in the Localism Bill, but the last opportunity in the Commons past last week and there has been no mention of it…

  • Colin White

    It is with great regret that we have to announce that Colin White died last month.

    He had been a member of FBHP since the early days, and remained actively involved despite his serious illness…

  • Royal Parks spending cuts

    Royal Parks spending cuts

    Ray Brodie

    The spending cuts mentioned briefly in the previous newsletter are already taking effect with two major cuts which affect Bushy Park.

    The Education Centre run so successfully by Hannah Pritchard has been closed down.

  • The Fence in Duke’s Head Passage

    The Fence in Duke’s Head Passage

    The fence in Duke's Head Passage

    The new fence in Duke’s Head Passage has been causing great concern among the Friends. The Royal Parks say that the new fence has been put there to keep deer out of the passage…

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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

Walk led by Ray Brodie, 22 August 2009

Friends at Deer Herd walk

Ray Brodie, Manager of Bushy Park took 50 of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks on a walk to find and talk about the deer and their lives in the park. There are approximately 370 deer in Bushy Park; 125 Red Deer – stags and hinds and 245 Fallow – bucks and does.

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.