The aviaries are filled with enrichment for our birds.

The aviaries are filled with enrichment for our birds.

Our aviary birds are settling in well to their new home, their new and improved aviaries! The new aviaries offer much more space for the birds and also make them easier for visitors to see. With help from our volunteers, we have furnished the new aviaries with lots of perches including willow branches from the farm, ropes and more. The setup also includes hanging feeders and drinkers and a new bathing table. For those birds who prefer to spend their time on the ground, gravel natural scratching and pecking behaviour. A huge thank you to our corporate volunteers from Lloyds Bank led by Tim Ling and Daniel Clarke for making this project possible and doing such a great job decorating the new aviaries!

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Plenty more room to stretch those wings, and a bathing table.

Plenty more room to stretch those wings, and a bathing table.

The new aviaries feature more hanging feeders and drinkers.

The new aviaries feature more hanging feeders and drinkers.

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Lots to explore!

Lots to explore!

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We would like to thank One Housing Group for their donation of several tree planters and a large number of cobblestones which will come in very handy across the Mudchute Park & Farm over the coming months. In addition, One Housing Group have kindly removed a tonne of scrap metal, saving the Mudchute costly time and effort. They were ably assisted by Eddie Lockwood’s group from Enfield Payback. It is fantastic to have such valuable, close working relationships with our partners and long may this continue.

Do you have equipment or services you could offer Mudchute? Please get in touch via info@mudchute.org.


Artists from The Princes Drawing School sketching our hens.

Artists from The Princes Drawing School sketching our hens.

Our open spaces, wildlife and farm animals offer an escape from city life and inspiration for artists! Has the farm inspired your art? Share your work with us! There are lots of way to share, including via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Recent cartoons celebrating the arrival of our lambs and shetland ponies by young local artist Rebecca Mitchell.

Cartoons celebrating the arrival of our lambs and shetland ponies by Rebecca Mitchell.

Children take an extra close look at the animals in a drawing class around the farm. This young man has really captured our loveable rogue Boxer the Llama.

Children take an extra close look at the animals in a drawing class around the farm. This young man has really captured our loveable rogue Boxer the Llama.

Sketches around the farm by Paul Joseph Nicholson, more sketches from Mudchute  here.

Sketches around the farm by Paul Joseph Nicholson, more sketches from Mudchute here.

Pygmy Goat study by Christina Susanna Nerland, see more here.

Pygmy Goat study by Christina Susanna Nerland, see more here.

 Bruce the goat inspired by the Mudchute pygmy goats! See more from Christina Susanna Nerland

Bruce the goat inspired by the Mudchute pygmy goats by Christina Susanna Nerland.

How does Mudchute inspire you? Share your work with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!