Elfin Oak

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Elfin Oak

 
The Elfin Oak is a tall, thick tree stump situated next to the Diana Memorial Playground on the north side of Kensington Gardens. It was brought here from Richmond Park in 1928 and decorated with carvings of fairytale creatures by the children’s book illustrator Ivor Innes. It has since been restored several times, notably with the help of the comedian Spike Milligan, and is now protected by a cage with an umbrella-style roof. The oak was awarded grade II listed status in 1997.