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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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Mini Beast Walk, 2nd May

Mini Beast Walk, 2nd May

A group of 8-10 children, parents and Friends had an enjoyable and educational walk in the Pheasantry Woodland gardens led by our ‘expert’ Stuart Cole.

Various mini beasts were found under logs, the bark of trees and in Stuart’s large cloth net which he swept over nettles and other vegetation. Some were placed in pots with magnifying lids so we could have a better look (many thanks to the Field Studies Council for lending the pots) and several children enjoyed catching more insects with Stuart’s net. All mini beasts were returned to their habitat. We also enjoyed identifying trees and water fowl and peering to the top of the Big Cone Pines to see if any large cones remained.

We plan to organise another walk for children in the autumn, information will be on the website and at the Information Point

Why we need more Friends

With more members our voice is stronger when we campaign to protect the Parks, and with more subscription income we can do more to provide information and education about the Parks, their wildlife and their history.

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Friday, 25th Jan 8:00 pm

Talk by Ian Jones-Healy “Dr John Langdon Down and the history of Normansfield“.

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.

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Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors 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.