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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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Metal Reeds for the Water Gardens

Metal Reeds for the Water Gardens

Metal Reeds for the Water Gardens

The full restoration of the Water Gardens takes a step closer to being completed when the metal reeds are installed on Monday 4th March.

The picture shows the first section completed a couple of weeks ago. There will be four sections, two on either side of the cascade. They will sit on the brick pavement chained together below the water line. The blue rope shows where the water line will be, so that none of the supporting structure will be seen.

All members are welcome to join us at 11.00 to watch them being installed. Access will be through the north gate (Hampton Hill side) only.

We are discussing the final stage of the restoration which will be the treatment to the walls to make them look as they appeared in the 18th century. The plan is dependent on having sufficient funds, but watch this space.

For more information on the Water Gardens and their restoration, follow this link to the website.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Friday, 2nd Mar 7:30 pm

Talk by Loyd Grossman CBE, Chair of the Royal Parks ‘The Royal Parks in the 21st Century’

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.

Full report...