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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.

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Chestnut Sunday

Put it in your diary to attend on 14 May. The parade starts at 12.30 at Teddington Gate. The Friends will be part of the parade with our special barrow so come along and give us your support. Visit our marquee to see photos of the park and our recent projects and to buy Bushy Park honey. You can join up as a member, too.

Did You Know

The Friends of Bushy and Home Parks began as a protest group 26 years ago to stop the chopping down of the Chestnut trees along Chestnut Avenue. The campaign succeeded and the trees continue to show off their blossom “candles” at this time of year. It was the blossoming that brought Victorian Londoners out of the grime of the city to the “countryside” of Bushy Park each year on the second Sunday of May.

Film of Richmond Park starring Sir David Attenborough

The Friends of Richmond Park have produced a film celebrating the park as a National Nature Reserve. It stars Sir David Attenborough presenting and narrating it, runs for 20 minutes and is as good as any nature film he has ever been in. The messages asking people to Tread Lightly in the park apply equally to those who visit Bushy and Home Parks.

See it at: http://www.richmondparkfilm.org.uk/

Graphic Designer Wanted

The Friends are looking for someone with experience as a graphic designer who is willing to volunteer to help us produce our posters, leaflets and other published materials. Please contact Colin Muid at chair@fbhp.org.uk if you are interested.


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

Latest report

On a beautifully sunny Saturday morning about 50 people turned up for the Ponds Walk in Bushy Park led by Jane Cliff.

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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.