Visitors have been flocking to a National Trust bird sculpture trail following a recent art project.

The Seven Birds of Croome, a community arts project, sees super-sized bird sculptures, which were produced under the guidance of artist MrASingh, adorn the site.

Near Upton-upon-Severn, Croome Court, a National Trust-leased attraction, is a mid-18th century mansion surrounded by parkland, upon which the sculptures stand.


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The sculptures, which were decorated by groups including Worcestershire Carers, Hanley Castle School, and the Monday Night Club, are on display around Croome’s parkland until January 14.

From abstract to geometric, each bird represents a different interpretation of Croome's flora and fauna, attracting a flurry of photography from visitors.

MrASingh said: "It's been a truly enriching experience working with the participants on the Seven Birds of Croome project.

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"Guiding each group through the 'Looking Closely' theme, we explored a diverse range of artistic expressions—from abstract to texture, zentangle to geometric.

"Witnessing their pride in creating something extraordinary on a fiberglass sculpture for the first time, has made this journey truly fantastic."

Members of the participating groups shared positive reflections of their participation in the project.

The Worcester Association of Carers said: "Getting involved in a project like this has enabled carers to have some respite from their caring roles in a beautiful and peaceful environment, facilitating friendships and peer support."

A representative from Hanley Castle High School added: "The experience has helped us realise and understand how both artists and other industries can work in collaboration and support students in further artistic endeavours throughout school."

Pershore Craft and Chat said: "It has been a unique opportunity to work with a professional artist in these lovely surroundings. By sharing this activity, we have become so absorbed we forgot any worries we might have.”

The public is invited to view the sculptures as part of the Christmas at Croome celebrations.

An accompanying Seven Birds of Croome family activity sheet is available for £2 and includes a lucky dip prize.

National Trust spokesperson, Jenine McGuaghran, creative producer for South Worcestershire, said: "Seven Birds of Croome has been a dream project to deliver in partnership with so many talented individuals.

"We can’t wait for the finished artworks to bring delight and joy to our visitors over the festive season."