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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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Pippa Hyde receives award

Pippa Hyde receives award

Pippa Hyde with John Brinkely, Russell Mander and Linda Lennon

We are delighted to announce that at the Royal Parks Guild Awards held in Regents Park on 10th December Pippa Hyde won the Wildlife Conservation Award for her outstanding contribution to Bushy Park:

The Wildlife Conservation Award 2012 was sponsored by The Deer Study & Resource Centre with support from Robert Holmes, Estate Agents.

The recipient was Pippa Hyde, in recognition of her outstanding and dedicated contribution to the conservation of wildlife in London’s Royal Parks, particularly Bushy Park.

Commendation: “Pippa’s commitment to Bushy Park as a volunteer, dedicated to protecting this special place, shines through not only as Chair of the Bushy Park Wildlife Group for many years but she has been on the Friends of Bushy Park committee since its formation in 1990 and was Vice Chair from 1997-2003”.

The Award presented by John Brinkley and Russell Mander, Trustees of The Deer Study & Resource Centre.

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...