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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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Walks & Talks - Reports

  • Report on Environment Trust talk

    Report on Environment Trust talk

    The Journey from the Sargasso Sea

    Joe Pecorelli, a biologist working with the Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames, gave us a most interesting talk about the work of the Trust, and about eels. Click <a href=“http://www.fbhp.org.uk/fbhp-events/single-listing-report.html.php?s=2012-02-12-report-on-environment-trust-talk”>here to read Jane Cliff’s report</a>.

  • Report on: NPL Past and Present

    Did you know that the National Physical Laboratory uses sound to measure the crunchiness of biscuits and is also responsible for ensuring that all lottery balls have exactly the same weight and measurements?

    We found out these facts and a great deal more about the NPL in an informative talk by Fiona Auty on 24th November last year.

    Click here to read Jane Cliff’s report.

  • Report on Horse Rangers Talk

    Report on Horse Rangers Talk

    Horse Rangers on parade, Chestnut Sunday 2008

    Jackie Bryans and Anna McCrum from the Horse Rangers gave us an inspiring talk on October 27th.

  • Insects and the Environment

    Insects and the Environment

    The Drucina Championi butterfly

    Following an explanation of how different aspects of the environment are important to different insects, Jacqueline told us about her exciting trip to Guatemala with the grandson of the renowned entomologist, George Champion.

  • Tour of Garrick's Temple

    Tour of Garrick's Temple

    Statue of Shakespeare in Garrick's Temple, (copyright Twickenham Museum)

    A fascinating tour of the eighteenth century shrine to Shakespeare built by the actor David Garrick.

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Walks & Talks

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Latest report

On 28 April 2016 Sue Kidger gave a talk in the St John Ambulance hall about her 16 years of rescuing and caring for hedgehogs.

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Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors to find out more about the parks and where visitors can purchase souvenirs of your visit to support our work.

Click this panel to visit our Information Point section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.