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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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  • The Royal Parks seeks to double its volunteer rangers in Richmond and Bushy Parks

    The Royal Parks seeks to double its volunteer rangers in Richmond and Bushy Parks

    Volunteer rangers

    Following the successful launch of the Volunteer Ranger service in spring, The Royal Parks charity is launching a second recruitment drive in Bushy and Richmond Parks.

    At the beginning of the year, 25 Volunteer Rangers were recruited to operate in Bushy and Richmond Parks, from April to October annually. The service is a three-year pilot and operates on most weekends to share information with visitors about the history and nature of the park, as well as educate them on wildlife protection issues such as keeping 50 metres from the deer.

    The first stage of the programme has been so successful that The Royal Parks are looking to double their numbers and recruit another 25 Rangers in these parks.

    For more information, see here.

  • Say 'Hello' to the new Volunteer Rangers in Bushy Park

    Say 'Hello' to the new Volunteer Rangers in Bushy Park

    Volunteer Rangers

    From now until late autumn, Volunteer Rangers will be operating in small numbers on most weekends

  • Pesticide spraying for the Oak Processionary Moth

    Oak Processionary Moth is an invasive, non-native insect pest which can pose a serious threat to human, animal and tree health.

  • Mission: Invertebrate family roadshow

    Mission: Invertebrate family roadshow

    Mission: Invertebrate will be visiting the Pheasantry, Bushy Park on Tuesday 9 April 2019, giving you the opportunity to get close to nature and learn more about the wonderful world of invertebrates.

  • The Royal Parks in World War I exhibition "... into the Peace"

    The Royal Parks in World War I exhibition

    TRP WWI exhibition

    Open between Friday 29 and Sunday 31 March 2019 from 10am until 4pm. To be held in the Wren House, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road SW3 4SR. Enter by Chelsea Gate, on Royal Hospital Road, adjacent to the National Army Museum.

  • Start of Skylark breeding season

    The skylark breeding season started in late February.

  • Park Rangers

    The newly recruited 27 Voluntary Community Rangers (VCRs) have had their first training session, and it was a huge success.

  • Visitor Satisfaction Research 2019

    Visitor Satisfaction Research 2019

    The most recent round of research commissioned by the Royal Parks into visitor satisfaction levels across the parks took place between August 2017 and September 2018, when 2,787 randomly-selected park visitors were interviewed in the parks.

  • Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon Sunday 17 March 2019

    Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon Sunday 17 March 2019

    Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

    The ‘Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon’ will be taking place on Sunday 17 March 2019.

  • Richmond Park needs your help

    Richmond Park needs your help

    Heathrow Flight Path consultation

    Heathrow Flight Path consultation. Please act before 4 March

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Walks & Talks

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Friday, 24th May 12:10 pm

Talk by Jamel Guenioui ‘ Reptiles and Amphibians’.

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Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre 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 Information Point section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.