In addition, all of the spring 'Walks and Talks' have been cancelled until further notice. For updates on these events please check The Friends of Bushy and Home Parks website
Unfortunately deer in Bushy Park have learned to approach people in search of food, especially in popular areas such as around the pond and car park. This has recently led to a number of dangerous incidents in which people have been charged by deer looking for food. Please remember that the deer in Bushy Park are wild animals so, for your own safety, please keep a distance of at least 50 metres and move away if you're approached.
If you need to report an incident concerning the deer, please contact the park office on 0300 061 2250.
Linked to Hampton Court Palace by the Longford River, Bushy Park is famed for its mix of waterways, gardens and grassland, and roaming herds of red and fallow deer.
Look out for the bronze Diana fountain at the end of the mile-long Chestnut Avenue, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Visit the Upper Lodge Water Gardens, Woodland Gardens and Pheasantry Café. And see if you can spot birdlife including woodpeckers, kingfishers and kestrels.
Did you know?
During the Second World War, part of Bushy Park became the US air base, Camp Griffiss, and it was from here that General Eisenhower planned the D-Day Landings.
Bushy Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 1,099 acres.