Bushy Park is the second largest of London’s Royal Parks, 1,100 acres. Originally created for royal sports, Bushy Park is now home to Teddington Rugby Club.
It also has fishing and model boating ponds, horse rides, formal plantations of trees and other plants, wildlife conservation areas and herds of both red deer and fallow deer.
The park also contains several lodges and cottages, Bushy House, the National Physical Laboratory and several allotments.
As part of an upgrade of the park facilities, the new Pheasantry Café was added, and the restored and largely reconstructed Upper Lodge Water Gardens were opened in October 2009.