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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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New Photo Competition Launched

Our seventh competition is for images of the park ponds either in Home Park or Bushy Park. The subject should be recognisable as being in Home or Bushy Park. For the purposes of the competition a pond can be any of the following:

Home Park: Hampton Wick Pond, Rick (model boating) Pond, Long Water, Overflow Pond (Longwater) or The Oak Pond.

Bushy Park: Please refer to the Ponds map which gratefully uses material compiled by Margaret Stedman of the Friends. Click here for the Ponds map.

So, with five ponds in Home Park and 12 ponds in Bushy Park, there’s plenty to choose from!

Be as creative as you dare but remember that the judges decision is final!

Closing date for submission of entries: 12 noon on 31st January 2012.

For full details, please click here.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Saturday, 2nd Sep 11:00 am

Latest report

Pippa Hyde led a group of 30 plus on a lovely, tranquil evening walk in the Woodland Gardens.

Full report...