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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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Sports Clubs in the Parks

Hampton Court Palace Golf Club

www.hamptoncourtgolf.co.uk

Whether you are looking for golf membership, a day out with friends or colleagues; or a venue for an event or wedding, Hampton Court Palace Golf Club is the perfect choice.

Set in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace near Kingston Upon Thames in Surrey, the golf club has the enviable accolade of being the only course in the country set within the grounds of a Royal Park.

Teddington Cricket Club

http://www.teddingtoncc.co.uk/

Teddington Cricket Club is believed to have been playing cricket since 1827, and took up residency in the park in 1863, when forced to move from its previous home due to the building of the railway, and has occupied the same spot ever since, despite the ground being used as allotments as part of the Dig for Victory campaign during World War II. The current pavilion was erected in 1969, and on joining the Middlesex League in 1970, the club extended its use of the park to allow for the second ground, now used by the 3rd and 4th XIs and juniors.

The late 1980s and 1990s saw the club pick up an array of trophies, including the National Club Championship twice, the Evening Standard Trophy, and the Middlesex League on several occasions, and continued to be one of the best club sides in the country throughout the last decade despite a major trophy eluding their grasp. In 2006 the club was proud to see one of its playing members, Jamie Dalrymple make his debut for England.

While the 1st XI provides an opportunity for a high standard of cricket, in running four XIs on a Saturday and a Club XI on Sundays, the club aims to provide cricket for all abilities and levels of commitment. Its junior section is one of the most successful and largest in the country, taking children from under 6s, and teaching them to enjoy the game as well as its technical side.

The clubhouse provides a friendly place for refreshment during a walk in the park, and anyone is welcome to enjoy the cricket in what has to be one of the best settings for a cricket ground in the country.

Hampton Hill Cricket Club

www.hamptonhillcricket.co.uk

Hampton Hill Cricket Club is a historic club based in the picturesque Bushy Park, it was established in 1855 and has been a continual presence ever since.

An integral part of the Hampton Hill community it prides itself on being a family club, investing significantly in cricket for the under 18s (Colts teams) as well as putting out five senior cricket teams each weekend. The club has a very popular social programme with many family orientated events throughout the year.

Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club

www.hwrcc.co.uk

The website for the HWRCC, a long established club founded in 1863 and based in Bushy Park at the Hampton Wick end of the park.

Teddington Town Cricket Club

teddingtontowncc.co.uk

The club is based in Bushy Park near the Coleshill Road gate.

Teddington NPL

NPL/cricket

Cricket section of the National Physical Laboratory(NPL)Sports Club

Teddington Rugby Football Club

The rugby club is based at the same venue as Teddington Town Cricket Club in Bushy Park. www.teddingtonrfc.co.uk

Park Run

Park Run is a free and very popular 5k run in Bushy Park held every Saturday at 09.00. It is you against the clock and is a friendly event organised entirely by volunteers. To take part you need to sign in for a free barcode which you need to print out and bring so that you can record your times.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bushy/

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

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...

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.