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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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Olympics & the Parks

The London 2012 Olympics came to Bushy and Home Parks on several occasions. The Olympic Torch began the final relay leg in Bushy Park, travelling down Chestnut Avenue and across into Hampton Court Palace gardens before boarding the royal barge Gloriana to be rowed down the Thames to the Olympic Stadium.

The men’s and women’s road cycle races and time trials all came through the area, cheered on by the crowds and captured by local photographers. Our competition looked for images that captured the excitement of the events, and the sense of locality in and around the Parks.

Congratulations to our worthy winners:

1st: Peleton by Stephen Darlington
2nd: Olympic Flags by Cheryl Meek
3rd: Time Trial Excitement by Lewis Lloyd

There were many other excellent submissions and we hope you enjoy looking through them and remembering our Olympic summer.

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.