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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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25th Anniversary celebration event

25th Anniversary celebration event

Present and past chairs of the Friends together with Bushy Park's present and past park managers

Over 150 Friends and guests enjoyed a wonderful party to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The evening was hosted at the Pheasantry Café by the Colicci team who provided a wonderful supper of savoury and sweet delights. The pastry chef excelled with the cake which was an amazing spectacle to behold, complete with spun sugar tree creations.

Our resident “celebrity” gardener and patron Cleve West spoke with much passion about his life as a garden designer and the project to create the award-winning Horatio’s Garden in the Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury Hospital. Plans are underway to create similar healing gardens in Scotland and Stoke Mandeville. You can find out more about the work of this charity at Horatio’s Garden

Music was provided by Chris Hooker on the clarinet and saxophone; he specialises in music from the 30’s and 40’s. You can contact Chris at Saxswing or River City Saxes.com

Please click here to see photographs of the party.

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...