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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

  • TeddSoc 40th Anniversary

    Party at the Landmark Centre

  • Royal Parks Foundation Ultra

    Royal Parks Foundation Ultra

    Royal Parks Foundation Ultra 50k

    <p>The Royal Parks Foundation Ultra, a 50km run for charity</p>

  • Ham Hydro planning application

    In January, Chas Warlow gave us a very interesting talk about the Ham Hydro project.

    The planning application for the project is now with Richmond Council. You can follow this link to read the application and then to make a comment. Alternatively you can go to www.richmond.gov.uk/planning and search for application 11/3908/FUL

    More details of the Ham Hydro scheme are online at www.hamhydro.org

  • The Friends at the Hampton Wick Festival

    The Friends at the Hampton Wick Festival

    Photo by Mary Kirkland

    We had a great day at the Hampton Wick Festival!

  • Friends' Summer Party 2013

    Friends' Summer Party 2013

    Photo by Colin Keates

    Our summer party was one of the best ever, with wonderful weather and a great setting.

  • Information Point Re-Opens

    Information Point Re-Opens

    Photo by David Ivison

    Following the extensive refurbishment works on the Pheasantry Centre, the Information Point is at last back in action.

    Volunteer Friends staff the Information Point from 11am to 3pm on weekends and Bank Holidays. We provide information and advice to Park visitors and we also sell a range of greetings cards, books and other merchandise to raise funds for the Friends’ appeals.

  • Caution urged during deer-birthing season

    During deer-birthing season (May – July) dog walkers are urged to walk their dogs outside the Park or to keep them on a lead and try to avoid areas of bracken and long grass.

  • Teddington in Flower 2nd June

    Teddington in Flower takes place on Sunday 2nd June. A number of private gardens will be open to the public from 2pm to 6pm.

    Full details are available from the Teddington Society – click to follow this link.

    Entry is 50p and the Teddington Society is donating money from the proceeds to our FBHP Planting Fund.

  • Chestnut Sunday 2013

    Chestnut Sunday 2013

    Photo: Annie Murray

    Chestnut Sunday 2013 was a wonderful day for Bushy Park.

  • Pheasantry Centre to re-open

    The Royal Parks Agency inform us that they expect the Pheasantry Centre to re-open on 22nd May.

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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.