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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Date posted: Sunday 30th September 2012
Peleton by Stephen Darlington
And the winners are…
Date posted: Saturday 29th September 2012
Volunteers are needed for charity race finale in Bushy Park on Sunday 7th October
Date posted: Tuesday 18th September 2012
The Royal Parks advises dog walkers and other visitors to act with caution as deer mating season begins
The Royal Parks is recommending dog owners who walk their pets in Richmond and Bushy Parks consider walking them outside the parks during the deer mating season.
Date posted: Tuesday 14th August 2012
Cleve West, Patron of the FBHP
Multi-award-winning garden designer, Cleve West (who also has an allotment in Bushy Park), agrees to become a Patron of the FBHP.
Date posted: Sunday 5th August 2012
Entrance to Bushy Park from Duke's Passage by Lewis Lloyd
Earlier in the year we held a competition for photographs of the entrances and exits to our Parks. This competition produced some striking images as you can see by clicking here.
Congratulations to to our worthy winners:
1st: Lewis Lloyd
2nd: Elisabeth Cox
3rd: George Andrews
Date posted: Friday 27th July 2012
Photo by Colin Keates
The Olympic Torch visit followed by the cycling road events in and around Bushy Park and Hampton Court gave anyone with a camera some fantastic opportunities to capture the excitement and the sense of history being made.
We encourage everyone to enter your best photos, on the subject of the Olympics and the Parks, into the latest FBHP photo competition. Closing date for entries is 31st August so don’t delay!
Date posted: Tuesday 24th July 2012
Your support is urgently needed for new proposal to turn the Jolly Boatman site into permanent public green space and conserve the historic views across the Thames to Hampton Court Palace.
Date posted: Friday 20th July 2012
Details of Olympic road cycling events in and around Bushy and Home Parks.
Date posted: Thursday 19th July 2012
The 2012 Olympic Torch will commence its historic final leg of its journey here in Bushy Park.
Date posted: Friday 6th July 2012
Tom Blaney teasing our brains at the Summer Party (photo - David Ivison)
It is with regret that we have to bid a farewell to Dr Tom Blaney ex Chair, longstanding committee member and current Treasurer as he is moving out of the area.
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The HWA and the Friends of Hampton Wick Library are proud to present an illustrated talk by Roland Wales about the fascinating life of R C Sherriff, Hampton Wick’s celebrated playwright, Hollywood screenwriter and World War One hero.
Over 50 people took part in the Deer Walk in Bushy Park on 3rd September 2016.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.