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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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Lifetime Achievement Award for Ray Allen

Lifetime Achievement Award for Ray Allen

Ray Allen receives his award from Ashley Stephenson LVO and Linda Lennon

At the Royal Parks Guild Awards held in Regents Park on 10th December, Ray Allen was honoured for his life’s work in Bushy Park.

Commendation: “Ray started work with The Royal Parks in 1957 having first successfully completed an apprenticeship at the RHS Gardens , Wisley. He has worked in several of the Royal Parks over the years but he will be most remembered for his work at Bushy Park, where he remains today as part of the Fountains team. As well as being a most skilled and expert gardener, his knowledge of Bushy Park and its history is legendary, often said to be the unofficial custodian of the Park”.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented by Linda Lennon CBE, CEO for The Royal Parks and Ashley Stephenson LVO, former Bailiff of The Royal Parks.

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...