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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What is the Information Point?
This is where we provide a welcoming and friendly source of advice and guidance to visitors to the two parks. Come along and have chat to our knowledgeable volunteers. They will be delighted to tell you what they know about the parks, the parks’ histories and the parks’ flora and fauna.
When is it open?
The Information Point is open and staffed by our volunteers at weekends and bank holidays between the hours of 11.00 and 15.00 (except in January and February when it is open between 11.30 and 13.30.
What can you find at the Information Point?
At the Information Point you will find maps, wildlife description boards, nature tables, and a wide range of information leaflets about the history and natural environment of the parks.
Children are usually fascinated to see our display of deer antlers, birds nests, and pine cones, including the Big Cone which can weigh up to 2.5 kilograms. Younger children can obtain a sticker to wear if they show interest in our displays.
Visitors can also purchase maps of Bushy Park, locally produced honey from hives in the park, greetings cards, souvenir badges and other Friends’ merchandise. All the profits from sales go towards the Friends appeal funds which are used to support projects in the two parks.
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Where is the Information Point?
The Information Point is located at the Pheasantry in the middle of Bushy Park next to the main entrance to the Woodland Gardens, alongside the café and café car park. The public toilets are also located here.
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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The HWA and the Friends of Hampton Wick Library are proud to present an illustrated talk by Roland Wales about the fascinating life of R C Sherriff, Hampton Wick’s celebrated playwright, Hollywood screenwriter and World War One hero.
On a beautifully sunny Saturday morning about 50 people turned up for the Ponds Walk in Bushy Park led by Jane Cliff.Full report...
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.