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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

  • Royal Parks Transfer: Latest Update

    The Government is considering the transfer of the management of the Royal Parks to the Mayor of London. In the light of this, the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks along with the Friends of the other Royal Parks have been asked to give their comments in advance of a meeting of the London Assembly Environment Committee & Royal Parks 12th October. Read our comments here…

  • Editor needed for History of the FBHP

    Editor needed for History of the FBHP

    Friends celebrating the FBHP 21st anniversary

    Do you have hidden talents in the editing department? Could you help edit our 25th anniversary booklet? Find out more…

  • Oak Processionary Moth - please help!

    Oak Processionary Moth - please help!

    Oak Processionary Moth larvae (c) Crown Copyright. Forestry Commission

    The oak processionary moth is a major defoliator of oak in Europe. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of oaks trees, although it can affect other trees as well. It is also a risk to human and wildlife health. Please help the Royal Parks prevent its further spread in Bushy Park. Find out how…

  • Can you help? New co-chair needed

    FBHP seeks new Co-Chair

  • National Walk4Life Day - 25 September

    An exciting event to promote the many benefits of walking takes place at Bushy Park, Teddington, at 10.00am on Walk4Life Day, Sunday 25 September. This is one of 10 flagship events across Britain that will be covered extensively by national television.

  • Farewell to Ray and Suzanne

    Farewell to Ray and Suzanne

    Ray Brodie receiving picture (photo: David Ivison)

    Members of the FBHP committee and the Wildlife Group along with guests gathered at the Stockyard on 12th August to bid farewell to Ray Brodie, Manager of Bushy Park.

  • Welcome to Bushy Park's new manager

    Welcome to Bushy Park's new manager

    Simon Richards, new manager of Bushy Park

    The Friends welcome Simon Richards to Bushy Park. Following Ray Brodie’s move to Kensington Gardens, Simon Richards who is currently Manager of Richmond Park will take on responsibility for both parks. Learn more about Simon…

  • Planning Application Victory!

    Whistle Stop site at Hampton Court Gate – appeal to build turned down.

  • School House Lane Orchard wins prestigious award

    School House Lane Orchard wins prestigious award

    Friends of School House Lane Orchard

    Teddington Orchard gains prestigious Community Award. Local community green space is one of the best in the country…

  • Bushy passes Olympic test with flying colours

    Bushy passes Olympic test with flying colours

    The world-class cyclists top 40mph along Chestnut Avenue

    Special report by Andrew Robbins – Wednesday 17th August 2011

    Sunday 14th August saw the biggest trial event for the Olympics so far, as world-class cyclists tested out the route for next year’s road race – straight through the heart of Bushy Park…

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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.