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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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Autumn in the Parks

Our photo competition on the subject of Autumn in the parks had a record breaking number of entries.

We asked for photographs of anything that captures the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” as we experience it here in Bushy or Home Park. We particularly like pictures that are recognisably taken in the parks.

Congratulations to our winner Elisabeth Cox for October Reflections. Elisabeth took the photograph in the Woodland Gardens and commented: “The swan seemed to be admiring its own reflection!”

Highly commended were:

Lewis Lloyd for Autumn Colours Pheasantry Gardens and Heavy Frost Fishers Pond
Stephen Darlington for In The Light
George Andrews for Receding Colours
Cheryl Meek for Autumn Commute
Gill Kimber for From a Very Safe Distance

Thank you to everyone for entering this hotly contested competition. The Committee will have a wonderful time selecting pictures for next year’s FBHP Calendar and greetings cards which are sold to raise money for the Friends’ Appeals.

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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

Friday, 7th Apr 6:00 pm

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.

Latest report

Over 50 people took part in the Deer Walk in Bushy Park on 3rd September 2016.

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.