Protecting and conserving The Royal Parks’ precious habitats is a core aspect of our charitable work. This need has never been more urgent given the increasing pressures created by their urban setting.
In 2021 The Royal Parks published a Biodiversity Framework that sets out our priorities for the coming decade in light of the climate emergency, with a commitment to preserving these historic landscapes for future generations.
Bushy Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), with almost 100 ancient trees dating back to the fifteenth century and some incredibly rare species of invertebrates. To find out more about how we care for Bushy’s rich natural and historic assets check out the Bushy Park Management Plan.
Architectural as well as environmental conservation is also fundamental to maintaining the parks, which between them boast 166 listed structures. Upcoming projects include restoring the Brew House in Bushy Park, the bandstand in Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Lake’s boathouses in Hyde Park, and the Western Catacombs in Brompton Cemetery.
Keep up-to-date with special projects and ongoing maintenance in Bushy by visiting our Latest News pages.