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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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The Ponds

In this ponds photo competition we’ve received the largest number of entries for any competition so far and probably the best quality entries too.

It’s congratulations again to Stephen Darlington of East Molesey who emerged as clear winner with the fabulous “Rainbow”.
In Stephen’s own (very modest) words: “One of those right place, right time (with camera) moments. A low afternoon sun, a bit of rain and mother nature provides a wonderful rainbow over Leg of Mutton pond”.

Congratulations also to Ian Andrews of Hampton Hill in second place with “Autumn Mirror”
“I make frequent visits throughout the year and was reassured, a year on [from “Strollers taking in the colours”], to see an even brighter colour palette, reminding me of the scenic consistency offered by this section of the park, year on year. The surprising absence, mainly, of people at that time, made it the more relaxing and reflective.”

Third place also to Stephen Darlington with “Lush” (Hampton Wick Pond in Home Park).

Thanks to all our entrants for such a fabulous collection of photos.

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!

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.