It is staffed by volunteers from the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks. Come along and have chat, they will be delighted to tell you what they know about the Parks, their heritage and wildlife.
Inside you will find maps, wildlife description boards, nature tables, and a wide range of information leaflets about the history and natural environment of the parks.
Visitors can also purchase maps of Bushy Park, locally produced honey from hives in the park, greetings cards, souvenir badges and other Friends’ merchandise. All the profits from sales go towards the Friends appeal funds which are used to support projects in the two parks.
An information point in Bushy Park has been provided by The Friends group for over ten years, attracting 10,000 visitors annually. A new larger, wheelchair accessible centre was opened in June 2019.
Local furniture designer and maker Robin Johannsen fitted out the new centre with a ‘ripple wall’ incorporating an image of a red deer, ‘a Mondrian wall’ of coloured display boxes, a discovery zone for children and a ‘Tree of Knowledge’ carved with amusing descriptions.
The Visitor Centre is open from 10.30am to 1pm at weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays, subject to Friends of Bushy & Home Parks' volunteer availability.