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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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Children’s Walk 16 April 2016

Children’s Walk 16 April 2016

FBHP Nature Trail 16 April

—Diana Lewis led a group of 8 children and up to 12 adults round the Nature Trail in the Pheasantry Woodland Gardens.

We stopped to admire the very old Sweet Chestnut tree the London Planes, Cedar of Lebanon and rare Montpelier maple before crossing over Crocodile Bridge. Several water birds were ticked off on the sheet as we looked at the spectacular aerial roots of the Swamp Cypress trees. The walk continued to the Big Cone Pines which produce cones weighing up to 2.5 Kg, then on to the Sycamore, Alder and Turkey Oaks. We stopped at the dead tree and logs for a quiz and to make ‘crowns’ sticking on leaves, cones etc. which we had collected. Returning to the Information Point more ducks, a coot and a moorhen were seen. The children had their Bushy park sticker, badge, crown and nature sheets to take home to remind them of a very enjoyable walk. One boy remarked ’That was fun’ as he left the group. Many thanks to Diana, Chris and Val.
Walk 16th April plane tree

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

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On Saturday 8 June 2019 from 11am to 3pm members of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks will be at the SHAEF memorial (near SHAEF Gate) and at Teddington Gate to help you envisage the scene 75 years ago when General Dwight D Eisenhower and his staff in Bushy Park were planning the campaign to liberate occupied Europe.

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Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre next to the Pheasantry 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 Visitor Centre section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.