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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Everything we sell at the Information Point produces income to the appeal funds which we use to support projects and information in the parks. Recent projects have included the restoration of the Water Gardens and Diana Fountain in Bushy Park and the provision of eel survey equipment and barn owl habitats in Home Park.
Maps of Bushy Park. Leaflets about the two parks’ wildlife and habitats. Booklets about the history of Bushy Park during World War Two. Guides to different walks in the parks. Children’s bird and insect spotting sheets. Souvenir pin badges and key fobs. Postcards and greetings cards.
You must try the delicious locally produced honey from hives in Bushy Park.
A selection of greeting cards at £1.50 each
I-Spy discovery books at £2.50
Field Studies Council’s nature guides at £3.00 / £3.80 (depending on edition)
Bushy Park at War booklet
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.