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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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The Friends bid a fond farewell to Head Gardener Chris Nickerson

The Friends bid a fond farewell to Head Gardener Chris Nickerson

Planting team photo

On Saturday a small hardy group of Friends successfully planted over 1000 daffodils in a newly created bed (post Rhododendron Ponitcum removal) in the Pheasantry Woodlands.

It would be the last working session organised by Chris Nickerson as he will be retiring at the end of the month.
Chris has been in charge of the Woodland Gardens for almost 8 years and during that time we have all been fortunate to experience the fruits of his vision, his plans going forward will of course benefit future generations. He will leave an important legacy , we wish him a very happy, well deserved retirement.

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.

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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.