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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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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. They have been crossing the river, and there is great concern that a deer trapped by people walking through could present a serious danger to park users. Although there have been no reported cases of conflict, deer have been crossing into the passage.

There have been suggestions that the fence be placed on the other side of the river. This would mean that a fence would have to cross the river twice, which would double the length of the fence and of course double the cost. At least with the fence where it is you can see over it to the uninterrupted view.

Pieter Morpurgo, Chairman. June 2011.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 22nd Nov 8:00 pm

TALK by John Sheaf, “Bushy Park and the surrounding area in old photographs”

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...