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Bushy Park

Bushy Park is the second largest of the Royal Parks of London, at 445 hectares (1,100 acres) in area, and lies immediately north of Hampton Court Palace and Hampton Court Park, a few minutes’ walk west of Kingston upon Thames. It is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south-west London and most of it is open to the public. It is surrounded by Hampton, Hampton Hill, Teddington and Hampton Wick. Its acid grasslands are mostly just above the 25 foot contour.

Originally created for Royal sport, Bushy Park is now home to Teddington Rugby Club, Teddington Hockey Club (during the late 1800s, the modern game of field hockey was largely invented at Bushy), and four cricket clubs, including Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club, Teddington Cricket Club and Hampton Hill Cricket 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 is also home to several lodges and cottages, Bushy House, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the Teddington end and the Royal Paddocks, and two areas of allotments, the Royal Paddocks Allotments at Hampton Wick and the Bushy Park Allotments at Hampton Hill.

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