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.