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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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Deer Rut

Deer Rut

The deer rut begins later in September and will continue through October. A reminder that deer can feel threatened by people and dogs even over long distances and particularly close to. The Royal Parks recommends keeping at lease 50m from deer and giving them the respect they need during the rut. Last year one person who got too close was almost trampled as a stag wheeled away from a fight. Please take care; you might also like to advise other people who are getting too close, particularly if they are with small children.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 26th Oct 8:00 pm

The wonders of Fungi – talk by Brian Spooner, former head of Mycology at Kew

Latest report

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

Full report...