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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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Upper Lodge Car Park Closure

The Friends of Bushy and Home Parks’ aims are to protect and enhance the park.

The original plan to close the Upper Lodge Car Park was made before the increase in facilities following the success of the National Heritage Lottery Grant projects. We have seen a significant increase in visitors attracted particularly by both the Pheasantry and the Water Gardens and the fact that the replacement car park outside Clapperstile Gate is about 6000 square metres smaller than originally planned is already causing car parking overload. It is also true to say that there is insufficient signage for the new car park.

A real concern of the Friends is that drivers will spend more time searching for a place to park and this will result in severe congestion around the one way system around Diana causing more CO2 emissions than simply parking. We think, therefore, a review is a responsible decision of the Royal Parks.

Pieter Morpurgo
The Friends of Bushy & Home Parks

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...