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The Friends of
Bushy and Home Parks
Become a Member Make a Donation
The Friends of
Bushy and Home Parks
Become a Member Make a Donation
The Friends of
Bushy and Home Parks
Become a Member Make a Donation
The Friends of
Bushy and Home Parks
The Calendar 2024 is available now from the Visitor Centre and also online from the Shop on this website. View Calendar 2024

About The Parks

Historically, the two parks were associated with Hampton Court Palace and the monarchs who resided there. The parks were hunting grounds for the pleasure of the monarchs and were stocked to support the palace’s residents. The parks have fascinating histories, and both are correctly described as Royal Parks.

These are deer parks, in which the wild deer herds roam freely. Bushy Park has two herds, Red deer and Fallow deer. Home Park has one herd of Fallow deer. The parks are habitats for many bird species and other animals. The dead wood in the parks is habitat for invertebrates, some of which are threatened and rare. Both parks are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and today their principal features are space, tranquility and unspoilt nature.

Who We Are

The “Friends of Bushy and Home Parks” is a charity dedicated to the protection, conservation, improvement and increased appreciation of the parks.

We are composed entirely of members, many of whom are volunteers. We have no employed and full-time staff. We work with The Royal Parks’ and with Historic Royal Palaces’ management teams to achieve our aims.

If you have never been to Bushy Park or Home Park, then you might want to start at the Visitor Centre to find out from our volunteers about these two fascinating parks.

Walks and Talks

For details of all our scheduled Walks and Talks:
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Walks and Talks - Resources

Catch-up on our previous Walks and Talks with our on-line resources

For details of all our Walks and Talks Resources including Videos:
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Volunteering Days at Hampton Court

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The Royal Parks opens first shop in Hyde Park

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New Electric Buggy Service

An electric buggy service is being introduced in Bushy Park to assist people who need help with mobility to get...
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FBHP Patron Cleve West Wins Gold at Chelsea Flower Show

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PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENTS

OVEMENTS
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COME AND GARDEN AT THE PALACE

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‘DOGS ON LEADS’ COMPULSORY

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PHOTOGRAPHERS: SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS FOR OUR 2024 CALENDAR

Calling all photographers- invitation to submit photos for the Bushy and Home Parks 2024 Calendar We invite you to submit...
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Messages From Our Team

Welcome to our website
Welcome to our website. If you are visiting either of these two wonderful parks for the first time prepare to be delighted. They are natural spaces with centuries-old history and fascinating wildlife. I hope you will treat the parks with respect and, like us in the Friends, ensure they can be enjoyed for centuries to come. Colin Muid, Chair, FBHP.
If you love the parks
If you love the parks and you often tell others about the them, we want you to join us as a volunteer at our Visitor Centre. We are a friendly, helpful team and we enjoy telling visitors about the wildlife, history and secrets of the parks. You get a smart uniform, too. Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, Elizabeth Malone.  Email volunteering@fbhp.org.uk
Join the Friends
Join the Friends and help us to look after these parks. With more members our voice is stronger and we can achieve more. By the way, our membership fee is really quite low. Membership Secretary, FBHP.

Current Campaign

“Help Nature Thrive”

The Friends ask visitors to “Help Nature Thrive”, by appreciating and observing wildlife in their natural habitat in the parks, rather than seeking an up close and person experience. There are many different types of wildlife, ancient trees, botanical rarities, amphibians, rare insects and fascinating birds. These two parks are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). We encourage you to enjoy the parks as wild places.

If you love the parks why not join the Friends or donate so that you can support their conservation for future generations?

Visitor Sightings

Recent Sightings:

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Green Woodpecker

Goosander

Redwing

Kestrel

Mistle Thrush

Little Egret

Calendar 2024

Calendar 2024
The Calendar 2024 is available now from the Visitor Centre and also online from the Shop on this website.
All of the seasonal images in this lovely Calendar have been kindly contributed by members and visitors and are a lovely memory of the year in Bushy and Home Parks.
The calendar is A4, portrait and costs just £8.

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