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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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Reports Archive

  • Report on Arboriculture Talk

    Report on Arboriculture Talk

    The Crows' Home by Caz Buckingham

    A team of four arboriculturalists now look after all the trees in the Royal Parks and several important gardens in London. Mike told us about their work.

  • Report on 'Grow Your Own' by Cleve West

    Report on 'Grow Your Own' by Cleve West

    Cleve West, multiple Best in Show winner at Chelsea Flower Show, shared with us his enthusiasm for allotment gardening.

  • Report on "Walking the Mistletoe"

    Report on

    Mistle Thrush (photo: Pieter Morpurgo)

    The Friends’ first outside event of the year is always a good occasion, joined as always by members of various other groups interested in trees, mistletoe and the ecology.

  • Report on Environment Trust talk

    Report on Environment Trust talk

    The Journey from the Sargasso Sea

    Joe Pecorelli, a biologist working with the Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames, gave us a most interesting talk about the work of the Trust, and about eels. Click <a href=“http://www.fbhp.org.uk/fbhp-events/single-listing-report.html.php?s=2012-02-12-report-on-environment-trust-talk”>here to read Jane Cliff’s report</a>.

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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.

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Saturday, 29th Apr 10:30 am

A Nature trail in the Woodland Gardens on Saturday, 29th April

Latest report

On a beautifully sunny Saturday morning about 50 people turned up for the Ponds Walk in Bushy Park led by Jane Cliff.

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.