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Lying north of Hampton Court Palace, the history of the park is inextricably linked to the palace, yet it has always had its own distinct rural character. The famous Diana Fountain forms the centrepiece to the equally famous Chestnut Avenue.

The flat site on which Bushy Park lies has been settled for at least 4,000 years. There is clear evidence of the medieval field boundaries, with the finest example just south of the Waterhouse Woodland Gardens, where there are traces of the largest and most complete medieval field system in Middlesex.

History and Architecture

Find out about the history and architecture of Bushy Park including the creation of the Longford River and what happened in the park during the world wars.

Landscape History

Bushy Park is like a patchwork quilt of English history. It has remains of medieval farmland, a Tudor deer park, 17th century water gardens and wartime camps.

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