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The Elfin Oak in Kensington Gardens

The Elfin Oak is a wonderful sculpture made from the trunk of a 900-year-old oak from Richmond Park and donated by Lady Fortescue, to improve the structures present in the Royal Parks.

London Elfin Oak Kensington Gardens
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The sculpture was designed by Ivor Innes in the 1930s and is filled with fairies, elves and animals.

The Elfin Oak also made an appearance inside the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1969 album Ummagumma, with guitarist and singer David Gilmour pictured right in front of the famous oak tree.



London Elfin Oak Kensington Gardens
© Wonders of London

The sculpture was restored in 1996 and was declared a Grade II listed building in 1997.

You can find it in Kensington Gardens, a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace, right next to the Diana Memorial Playground, a wonderful playground for children that has a wonderful pirate ship!

If you’re curious you can watch the video of the Elfin Oak in London on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin!


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