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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Date posted: Saturday 6th July 2013
Photo by David Ivison
Jane Cliff and Chris Hollingshead shared their researches into the time when Bushy Park was home to 4,000 military personnel.
Date posted: Monday 20th May 2013
Photo: David Ivison
The Friends enjoyed a fascinating walk and talk led by arboriculturalist Gillian Jonasus.
Date posted: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Fallow Deer sparring in Home Park (photo by Annie Murray)
A walk on Saturday March 23rd. 2013 led by John Lock. A few intrepid Friends braved the weather and were rewarded by seeing many deer and learning so much about Fallow deer and how they differ from their Red cousins.
Date posted: Sunday 17th March 2013
Simon Richards, Parks Manager
We were lucky enough to have Simon Richards, the Park Manager of both Richmond and Bushy Parks, give a talk at our AGM
Date posted: Monday 4th March 2013
The first walk of 2013 proved as popular as ever with four dozen Friends of Bushy and Home Parks meeting up at the Lion Gate. And , as luck would have it, we brought the good weather with us, as it was sunny and reasonably mild!
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A Nature trail in the Woodland Gardens on Saturday, 29th April
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.
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