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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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Shire horses in Home Park

Shire horses in Home Park

Operation Centaur has worked with horses at Hampton Court Palace for 25 years, and also undertake estate work with Shire horses for The Royal Parks. They are currently looking for volunteers to help with a range of exciting projects. Working with horses is labour intensive – which is partly why they have disappeared from our streetscapes. However, with a group of dedicated volunteers, a horse team is as effective as a combustion engine!

Operation Centaur volunteers come from all walks of life, but all share a passion for horses, nature and its preservation. Tasks are as varied as the work profiled on their website. If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the form here . You will be invited to an induction day on Saturday the 2nd of May to learn more about the various opportunities

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...