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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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Old photos needed

The Friends are appealing for photographic views of the Hampton Court Gate area (opposite Lion Gate).

We are keen to see early pictures of this area to establish whether there was ever a pedestrian entrance on the east side of the gate where the Lion Gate Hotel now stands. The site is for sale, probably for development, and FBHP want to have a pedestrian gate close to the Hampton Court Road pedestrian crossing. It can be dangerous to leave the park at that point, especially with pushchairs.

Please e-mail pictures to p.morpurgo@fbhp.org.uk

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...