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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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  • Bushy Park voted best park

    Bushy Park voted best park

    LDN NationalParkCity

    Bushy Park has won a public vote for people’s favourite green space, held by National Park City.

  • New plans for the 'Jolly Boatman' and Hampton Court station now lodged at EBC

    The new year has begun with the submission of Alexpo’s plans for the comprehensive redevelopment of the ‘Jolly Boatman’ site and Hampton Court Station.

  • Sky at Night Talk for HWA 23 January 2019

    Sky at Night Talk for HWA 23 January 2019

    Sky at Night Talk

    Pieter Morpurgo is giving the Hampton Wick Association his entertaining talk about his time as the BBC Producer of the Sky at Night programme, working with astronomer Patrick Moore. If you missed the opportunity to see and hear this talk when it was one of the Friends’ events last year in June, this is a chance to find out what all the excitement was about.

  • Support FBHP's Information Point Appeal at Waitrose Hampton

    Support FBHP's Information Point Appeal at Waitrose Hampton

    Information Point Appeal

    For all of January 2019, Waitrose Hampton are supporting our Appeal for the new Information Point at Bushy Park as one of their three local charitable causes. Waitrose Hampton donate £500 each month in this way.

  • Something did get you in the festive mood

    We enjoyed welcoming the Quire to the Pheasantry on Saturday 22nd December. They performed festive songs and carols at 11.30 and 12.30.

    Some mulled wine and mince pies helped things along.

    We were delighted that many park visitors stopped and listened some joined in and many generously gave us donations for our appeal. Thank you to all who contributed.

    The performance by the Quire is becoming something of a Christmas tradition in the park. Their singing brings warmth and happiness to a wintry scene. We hope to welcome them again in 2019.

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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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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Saturday, 7th Sep 7:30 pm

Bat walk with John Tovey from the London Bat Group

Latest report

We had a very interesting talk last Thursday on bees by Kate Canning, who highlighted the problem of the Asian Hornet.

Full report...

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.