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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

  • Teddington Society donation

    Teddington Society donation

    Sheena Harold presenting the cheque to Colin Muid

    The Teddington Society has presented the Friends with a hugely generous donation of £1250 from the proceeds of “Teddington in Flower”.

  • Tick Alert

    Tick Alert

    Tick bites leaflet

    The warm weather and plant growth provides cover for ticks that can attach themselves to deer, dogs or humans passing through long grass or bracken during the summer months, potentially causing Lyme disease. The ticks feed by piercing the skin to suck blood.

  • Volunteer for the Bushy Park Ant Hill Survey

    Volunteer for the Bushy Park Ant Hill Survey

    Mission Invertebrate

    Bushy Park is looking for volunteers to help in measuring the ant hills to help preserve the insect-friendly grassland.

  • Teddington Fair 2018

    Teddington Fair 2018

    Teddington Fair 2018

    A wonderful day at the Teddington Fair.

  • Sir David Attenborough's Richmond Park film wins national charity film award

    Sir David Attenborough’s film about protecting Richmond Park has won at the national Charity Film Awards.

  • Deer birthing season

    Deer birthing season

    Dog walking warning

    The deer birthing season is imminent in Bushy and that means visitors need to be extra vigilant around the deer.

  • Chestnut Sunday

    Here is a selection of photos of Chestnut Sunday from the Twickenham Tribune.

  • Loose limbed oak tree!

    Loose limbed oak tree!

    'Loose limbed oak tree

    Have you seen the oak which lost a limb yesterday at Chestnut Sunday?

  • Narcissi in the Pheasantry car park

    Narcissi in the Pheasantry car park

    Narcissi in the Pheasantry car park

    Narcissi have flowered in the Pheasantry car park

  • Personal Data Privacy Policy Notice

    Members are advised that the Trustees have approved a new personal data privacy policy notice to ensure the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks conforms to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes in to force this May.

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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.

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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.