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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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News archive

  • Diana Fountain - naming controversy

    Diana Fountain - naming controversy

    Diana Fountain, NOT Arethusa

    For an obscure reason, possibly following the installation of a troubled water construction named after Princess Diana in Hyde Park, The Royal Parks have now chosen to refer to the statue in Bushy Park as ‘Arethusa’…

  • Water Gardens

    Major work on the renovation of the Water Gardens is now complete and they are expected to open to the public in the Summer of 2009…

  • Pheasantry Welcome Centre

    The Pheasantry Welcome Centre will be opening in 2009. Would you like to volunteer to help?

    We will primarily be an information point for visitors, offering a range of free leaflets about what to see and where to go in the park. We may also stock a small selection of postcards and greetings cards. The centre will be very much “work in progress” and will continually add to its information and merchandise.

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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

Saturday, 2nd Sep 11:00 am

Latest report

Pippa Hyde led a group of 30 plus on a lovely, tranquil evening walk in the Woodland Gardens.

Full report...

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.