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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

  • Parks: Our Shared Heritage

    There is an exhibition opening at the Mall Galleries entitled Parks: Our Shared Heritage.

    A multimedia exploration of the rich and previously hidden heritage of these unique parks, from their creation as Royal hunting grounds to the much loved public parks we see today.

    This exciting new collaboration between The Royal Parks, the Office of Public Works and The Hearsum Collection will reveal many of the wonderful stories of these parks and show how they have gradually evolved to meet ever changing needs.

    The exhibition is on display at Mall Galleries from Thursday 27 July to Friday 11 August 2017.

    It is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00, and admission is free. Please notes that the exhibition will close at 12:30pm on 3 August.

  • FBHP 2017 Summer Party

    FBHP 2017 Summer Party

    On 14 July 2017 the Friends held their summer party at the Pheasantry café.

  • Walks and Talks Reports

    Walks and Talks Reports – Thursday 27th April and Thursday 22nd June

  • Dukes Head Passage

    The Royal Parks have announced their decision regarding Dukes Head Passage on their website this afternoon.

  • Mission: Invertebrate

    This summer The Royal Parks will be holding Mission Invertebrate: family days of fun to help visitors understand more about they grassland minibeasts living in the parks.

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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

Saturday, 26th May 11:00 am

Walk ‘Trees of Bushy Park’

Latest report

On 28 April 2016 Sue Kidger gave a talk in the St John Ambulance hall about her 16 years of rescuing and caring for hedgehogs.

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.