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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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Relocation of Crocodile Gate

The Royal Parks Agency have informed us that Crocodile Gate in Bushy Park is being relocated to a position further down the fence line.

The large veteran Oak tree close to the present gate is becoming less stable with age and relocating the gate will take pressure off the tree and keep people a safe distance away.

Veteran trees are a valuable part of the history of Bushy Park and home to a variety of birds, other animals, insects and fungi.

If you would like further information, please contact the Park Office on 0300 061 2250.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Saturday, 7th Sep 7:30 pm

Bat walk with John Tovey from the London Bat Group

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...