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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.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

Chestnut Sunday 2018

Chestnut Sunday 2018 was a tremendous success. It was hot. Boy, was it hot. Thousands of visitors to Bushy Park. The parade was enjoyed by the many who lined the route down Chestnut Avenue. The funfair rides did a roaring trade. The Friends’ marquee saw many new members joining up and many items being purchased from our stall. Our display of what we have achieved in 2017 was considered educational to non-member visitors who do not know of our work. Perhaps the most illuminating outcome of our simple survey of visitors to our marquee was the large number of people who have no knowledge of the existence of Home Park. The best kept secret of South West London and why it remains an oasis of undisturbed tranquillity.

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.

Join us today!

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 28th Jun 8:00 pm

Talk Travels with the “Sky at Night”

Latest report

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

Full report...

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.