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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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Measure our Ant Hills

Volunteers wanted this August

The Royal Parks project “Mission Invertebrates” is looking for volunteers of all ages - CHILDREN ARE WELCOME - to help with a survey of the ancient ant hills in Bushy Park. There will be sessions on 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of August, each just a few hours, led by biologist Dr Tim King. If you would like to join in for some interesting fun that is really important to the ecology of the park look at the item below in our News section or contact The Royal Parks for more information.

mailto:bcross@royalparks.org.uk

Members Summer Event 2018

Friday 13 July was far from unlucky for members of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks. It was the occasion of the members’ summer event and we enjoyed a lovely summer evening at the Pheasantry in Bushy Park. In fact, for many of us, it began a little too warm; this sunshine is great, though. Members enjoyed a buffet of excellent varied foods supplied by Colicci and entertainment from the Hampton Hill Rock Choir. The latter gave us two sessions from their repertoire comprising about an hour and a half all told and they were superb. Led by their choirmaster Elliot Sutcliffe, whose dance moves are amazing to behold, the choir of some 35 to 40 singers gave us a full-on performance that had Friends’ members and Colicci staff dancing and singing along. Rock Choir

  • Hampton Wick main gate is closed

    Hampton Wick main gate is closed for the foreseeable future due to damage

  • Vote for your favourite park in the national People's Choice Award

    Vote for your favourite park in the national People's Choice Award

    Green Flag Award

    Residents and visitors to our borough’s parks are asked to go online and vote for their favourite park in the borough, as part of a national awards scheme.

  • FBHP Calendar 2019

    FBHP Calendar 2019

    Available now – the much anticipated FBHP Calendar 2019.

  • Teddington Society donation

    Teddington Society donation

    Sheena Harold presenting the cheque to Colin Muid

    The Teddington Society has presented the Friends with a hugely generous donation of £1250 from the proceeds of “Teddington in Flower”.

  • Tick Alert

    Tick Alert

    Tick bites leaflet

    The warm weather and plant growth provides cover for ticks that can attach themselves to deer, dogs or humans passing through long grass or bracken during the summer months, potentially causing Lyme disease. The ticks feed by piercing the skin to suck blood.

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

Thursday, 27th Sep 8:00 pm

TALK by Adam Curtis, “Bats in Richmond and Bushy parks”.

Latest report

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

Full report...

Information Point

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