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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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Mistletoe Walk 2014

Mistletoe Walk 2014

Hardy souls on the 2014 Mistletoe Walk

The annual Mistletoe Walk took place on Saturday in atrocious weather conditions but it didn’t affect the enthusiasm of attendees, 28 in total.

Nicholas Garbutt and David Ivison led the walk around the grounds of Hampton Court Palace and along the riverside (where possible).

We missed the drama of a falling poplar tree on the Barge Walk which happened during the afternoon.

It was fascinating to see just how much water is in the moat, the first time this has happened for 500 years apparently.

We also visited the site of the proposed Kitchen Garden, I have to say it was looking a bit waterlogged and sad but work is ongoing and they still hope to open in the summer.

Annie Murray
February 2014

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, 24th Mar 11:00 am

Walk with Russell Downs, Wildlife Officer Home Park

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.

Full report...

Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors 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.