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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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Announcement of Special General Meeting

The trustees and committee have been reviewing the appeal money which has been collected for various projects over the last few years.

One of them has not worked out. The appeal in 2000 to raise money for the replacing of the drinking fountain near the Teddington Gate proved to be vastly more expensive and way beyond the £920 that you so generously gave.

We propose to hold a special general meeting after the talk on Thursday 26th May to suggest ways in which we might transfer the money to other projects. We could, for instance, pay for drinking fountains for both dogs and humans at the Pheasantry. The point is, is that it is money that you as members have given for a particular project, and we don’t feel it right to move the money to other projects without your consent.

We welcome ideas as to how that money should be re-allocated. It is probable that the finials for the Water Gardens (last years appeal) will be rather more expensive.

We don’t have details yet, but I would hope to have a more accurate estimate at the May 26th meeting.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Friday, 25th Jan 8:00 pm

Talk by Ian Jones-Healy “Dr John Langdon Down and the history of Normansfield“.

Latest report

On the morning of Saturday 3 November a group of members of the Friends assisted Sharon Evans, the Bushy Park Head Gardener, in planting an area of the Woodland Gardens.

Full report...