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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.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

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CALL FOR PHOTOS OF THE PARKS

Thank you to all who donated photos for this year’s 2020 calendar which proved very popular and sold out completely. We now invite you to submit photos showing views, fauna and flora across the seasons in both Bushy and Home Parks for our 2021 Friends Calendar.

All profits from the calendar go towards supporting projects in the parks. Projects in previous years which the Friends have supported include Barn Owl Manor in Home Park (a specialised nesting box for barn owls) and the restoration of the Water Gardens.

Please submit your photos to fbhpdigitalphotolibrary@yahoo.com in the following format:

* Landscape orientation

* JPEG

* Send as an attachment, rather than in the body of an email

* If you have more than one image which is similar, please add a number

* Maximum number of photos per photographer is 6

* Please rename your photo with your surname, title (optional), month, the park where the photo was taken and the approximate location. You can put the photo information in the body of the email if this is easier. (For example, Smith2, February, Bushy Park, Woodland Gardens, or Jones, June, Home Park, Kestrel near the Long Water.)

The deadline for entry is the 31st May 2020. Any photos submitted after this date will be put forward for the 2022 calendar. Photos selected will be credited on the calendar with the photographer’s name.

Calendar 2022. Thinking ahead, we are considering having a theme for the 2022 calendar which you might like to bear in mind when you are out an about taking photos. That theme would be photos of the Parks that are amusing or make you smile.

We look forward to seeing your photos showing the Parks in all their glory across the seasons, and thanks again for your contributions

DOGS & DEER DON’T MIX

9 February 2020

We have received a report of a large dog attacking a deer in Bushy Park. Sadly, as a result of its injuries, the deer had to be destroyed.

PLEASE, FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT OF THE WILD DEER - KEEP DOGS UNDER PROPER CONTROL AT ALL TIMES WHEN AROUND WILDLIFE.

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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.

Join us today!

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.