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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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Walks and Talks Reports

Thursday 27th April – Alan Greenhalgh arrived with several black boxes containing some amazing birds. The star of the show was a White gyr falcon who remained on her perch for the whole evening. The final bird was a Kookaburra who was encouraged to ‘sing’ by Alan and this was much enjoyed by the audience. Please see Paula Redmond’s video on our Facebook page and visit Alan’s website for further information.

Thursday 22nd June – Jill Sanders and John Inglis presented the end result of a 2 plus year Panorama of the Thames project. This is an historical record of 52 miles of the banks of the river comparing 1829 with 2014. There was some spectacular photography with very interesting commentary. There is public access to some material on the website and a lovely book has been published ‘A Riverside view of Georgian London’.
Jill also showed a short film showing photographs of the wide variety of flora and fauna to be found in Hurst Park and the meadow land. She has kindly agreed to lead a walk next year along the river at Molesey Hurst which will include exploring the meadows – watch this space!

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.