Thursday, 10 January 2008

Elfin Oak

Elfin Oak is a 900-year-old tree stump situated just outside Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens. The tree was transferred from Richmond Park to its present address in 1928.

Although difficult to notice at first, as it stands within an iron cage (to prevent vandalism), the tree is decorated by a unusual bunch of creatures, work of illustrator Ivor Innes, who together with his wife Elsie, published the book "The Elfin Oak of Kensington Gardens" in 1930.

1996 is the year of the last restoration which happened thanks to the late comedy genius Spike Milligan.

Find out more about Elfin Oak at Wikipedia.


jungl said...

Hehe, that is really cool! :)

Chica said...

Thanks for dropping your card, Your pictures are great! :)