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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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Chestnut Sunday 2013

Chestnut Sunday 2013

Photo: Annie Murray

Chestnut Sunday 2013 was a wonderful day for Bushy Park.

We were very lucky with the weather with the sun shining for most of the day.

From a Friends’ perspective we had a very successful day and were very busy signing up new members and answering many questions posed by the public. It is encouraging to see just how many people care about the park and the value what we do.

FBHP Volunteers in our Chestnut Sunday stand

Simon Richards, Park Manager, commented: “The Royal Parks were delighted to see so many people enjoying themselves in the park where a really diverse event was so well supported by different sections of the local community. The weather was kind and we estimate a crowd numbered in thousands were able to learn much about the Park. I particularly want to thank Bill Swan who organized the event and all of the Royal Parks staff and other stand holders who gave their time to be at Chestnut Sunday. We look forward to an even bigger and better event on 11th May 2014!”

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Saturday, 7th Sep 7:30 pm

Bat walk with John Tovey from the London Bat Group

Latest report

On Saturday 8 June 2019 from 11am to 3pm members of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks will be at the SHAEF memorial (near SHAEF Gate) and at Teddington Gate to help you envisage the scene 75 years ago when General Dwight D Eisenhower and his staff in Bushy Park were planning the campaign to liberate occupied Europe.

Full report...