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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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Photo Competition Winners Announced

Photo Competition Winners Announced

Formation Flying at Hampton Court by Stephen Darlington

The sixth FBHP Photography Competition took as its theme the buildings of Bushy and Home Parks – anything from a palace to a potting shed. The entries were very creative, with popular subjects were the Pump House in Bushy Park and the Ice House in Home Park.

For the first time, there was a dead-heat between three winners. Congratulations go to Louise Faramus for “The Pump House in the Woodlands”, to Stephen Darlington for “Formation Flying at Hampton Court” and to Lewis Lloyd for “The Hidden House”.

Close on their heels were three other entries which were Highly Commended: Julie Hill for “The Ice House Framed by Trees”, Helen Carrington for “The Ice House in Autumn” and Stephen Darlington for “Under a Steel Sky”.

Please visit the new Photo Gallery to view the winners and all the other entries.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Latest report

On Saturday 8 June 2019 from 11am to 3pm members of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks will be at the SHAEF memorial (near SHAEF Gate) and at Teddington Gate to help you envisage the scene 75 years ago when General Dwight D Eisenhower and his staff in Bushy Park were planning the campaign to liberate occupied Europe.

Full report...