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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.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

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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.

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.

Join us today!

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Saturday, 29th Apr 10:30 am

A Nature trail in the Woodland Gardens on Saturday, 29th April

Latest report

On a beautifully sunny Saturday morning about 50 people turned up for the Ponds Walk in Bushy Park led by Jane Cliff.

Full report...

Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors to 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.