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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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News archive

  • Planting 1,000 bulbs in Bushy Park

    Planting 1,000 bulbs in Bushy Park

    The Bulb Planting Brigade

    We were given 1,000 snowdrop and narcissus bulbs and the FBHP volunteers turned out in force to plant them.

  • FBHP Support for Pheasantry Centre Redevelopment

    FBHP Support for Pheasantry Centre Redevelopment

    Plans to redevelop the Pheasantry Centre

    The FBHP supports ECSI’s plans for the redevelopment of the Pheasantry Centre.

  • Relocation of Crocodile Gate

    Crocodile Gate is on the move.

  • Redevelopment of the Pheasantry Centre

    Redevelopment of the Pheasantry Centre

    Plans for the redeveloped Pheasantry Centre

    ECSI, the contractor which operates the cafe in the Pheasantry Centre, is planning to redevelop the Centre. Here they explain more about their plans. See also here for a gallery of images relating to the proposals.

  • Hampton Court Model Yacht Club

    Hampton Court Model Yacht Club

    Model yachting has taken place on the Rick Pond in Home Park since 1897. Laurie Bower, the secretary of Hampton Court Model Yacht Club, describes their activities and their recent problems with blanket weed.

  • A Message from Linda Lennon

    A Message from Linda Lennon

    Linda Lennon, CEO of Royal Parks Agency

    Linda Lennon, Chief Executive of the Royal Parks agency writes about how her love of wildlife grew from her childhood visits to Bushy Park and explains how she aims to balance the different objectives of the Agency.

  • Design Our 2013 Poster

    Design Our 2013 Poster

    The FBHP 2012 poster

    Calling all designers and artists: Get creative and design a new poster for the Friends to help with our publicity.

  • Christmas cards and gifts

    Christmas cards and gifts

    FBHP Merchandise

    In addition to new Christmas cards and Calendar for 2013, a range of Royal Parks books is now available for sale at the Information Point.

  • "Autumn" Photo Competition

    The FBHP photo competition on the subject of Autumn closes on 8th January 2013.

  • Planting Primroses

    Planting Primroses

    Planting primroses in the Woodland Garden

    The Friends turn out to help plant native primroses in the Woodland Gardens.

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Latest report

On Saturday 8 June 2019 from 11am to 3pm members of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks will be at the SHAEF memorial (near SHAEF Gate) and at Teddington Gate to help you envisage the scene 75 years ago when General Dwight D Eisenhower and his staff in Bushy Park were planning the campaign to liberate occupied Europe.

Full report...

Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre next to the Pheasantry 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 Visitor Centre section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.