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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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Mushroom thief fined after picking in Richmond Park

Grzegorz Szumielewicz, 47, of Lismore Close, Isleworth, pleaded guilty to removing the fungus from the royal park without written permission from the Secretary of State at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on December 2.

He was given a conditional discharge for six months, ordered to pay £30 of costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £15 victim surcharge.

Read the full story here

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 26th Oct 8:00 pm

The wonders of Fungi – talk by Brian Spooner, former head of Mycology at Kew

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.Walk in Home Park- 2nd September

Full report...