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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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Bushy House open - Sat 19 September

Bushy House open - Sat 19 September

Bushy House and gardens will be open as part of “Open House London 2015”. Doors will be open between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and entrance is free.

Normally Bushy House can only be observed from the picturesque Bushy Park, but this unique opportunity offers visitors a chance to explore the history and scientific significance of this former royal residence, and find out what it actually looks like inside.

The original house was built by Edward Proger in 1663. From 1797 it was the residence of William, Duke of Clarence (later William IV) and his mistress Dora Jordan. It is now part of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

Visitors will have the opportunity to visit various parts of the house, including the Director’s Apartment, and the beautiful gardens, home to a descendent of Newton’s apple tree. There will also be displays on the role of NPL during WWI and the 60th anniversary of Louis Essen building the world’s first accurate atomic clock.

Doors will be open between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and entrance is free.

Please note that there is very limited access for people with disabilities and no dogs allowed (with the exception of guide and assistance dogs).

Bushy House is located on Glazebrook Road in Teddington (TW11 0EB), with access via the Queens Road Gate, or pedestrian access through Cannon Gate. There will be no car parking on site, please make use of the nearby public carpark on Dora Jordan Road and Clapperstile car park.

Please click here for a copy of the Bushy House Open Flyer.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Latest report

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

Full report...