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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

  • Cleaning the Diana Fountain

    Cleaning the Diana Fountain

    Re-gilding work being carried out on Diana

    Five years on from the major restoration of the Diana Fountain, the structure is covered in scaffolding again. This is a planned event to keep the fountain and all the bronzes in good condition.

  • Opening of the King’s Kitchen Garden

    Opening of the King’s Kitchen Garden

    King’s Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court

    On 25 June the Countess of Wessex officially opened the new kitchen garden at
    Hampton Court.

  • Friends’ Summer Party

    Friends’ Summer Party

    Friends’ Summer Party

    Friends’ Summer Party in the grounds of White Lodge

  • The Friends at the Hampton Wick Festival

    The Friends at the Hampton Wick Festival

    We marched in good company!

    Friends on Parade

  • Royal Parks Annual Report 2013-14

    The Royal Parks is responsible for managing and preserving over 5,000 acres of historic parkland across London, including valuable conservation areas and important habitats for wildlife. One of the Royal Parks is Bushy Park.

    The Annual Report and Accounts sets out the activities and achievements of the Royal Parks through the year and is a surprisingly interesting read. Click here for the PDF.

  • Bushy Park News - August 2014

    The latest update from the Royal Parks Agency with news about deer, the Diana Fountain, birds and the Woodland Gardens.

  • Summer Events

    Summer Events

    Some exciting events in and around the Parks this summer! Here’s what to look out for.

  • Fawns and their mothers

    Paul Douglas is the ranger who cares for the deer herds in Home Park. He has some useful advice for us at this time of year.

  • Model Boat D-Day Tribute

    Model Boat D-Day Tribute

    Model of D-Day landing craft

    A model boat tribute to D-Day landings will take place on the boating pond in Bushy Park on the morning of Sunday 1st June.

  • Annual Report for 2013

    The annual report presented to the Friends AGM on 7th March 2014 by Chair, Annie Murray.

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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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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.