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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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.
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.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Date posted: Wednesday 26th April 2017
The Friends of Richmond Park are delighted that the film presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, called “Richmond Park – National Nature Reserve”, will be broadcast this evening, Wednesday 26th April on London Live (Freeview Channel 8) at 7pm and again this Sunday 30th April at 11.30 am.
Date posted: Sunday 26th March 2017
On a beautifully sunny Saturday morning about 50 people turned up for the Ponds Walk in Bushy Park led by Jane Cliff.
Date posted: Monday 20th March 2017
Teddington has been named as one of the best places to live in London in a top ten to be published in the Sunday Times.
Date posted: Monday 6th March 2017
Hampton Court Palace will be hosting ‘The Palace Half’ the official half marathon to start and finish at Hampton Court Palace on Sunday 19th March 2017.
Date posted: Friday 10th February 2017
Thanks to the very generous donations placed in our green donations box by visitors to our Information Point during 2016, we have been able to pay for a “Barn Owl Manor” which, in February, was installed in the paddocks in Home Park.
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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A Nature trail in the Woodland Gardens on Saturday, 29th April
On a beautifully sunny Saturday morning about 50 people turned up for the Ponds Walk in Bushy Park led by Jane Cliff.Full report...
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.