Thursday 17 January 2019

A Londoner shaped his hedges into elephants and the internet loves his work

Londoners are loving the beautiful animal-themed topiary.

By Emily Chudy, Press Association

Londoners received a pleasant surprise as an artistic Finsbury Park resident transformed his hedges into a herd of elephants.

The hedges were brought to Twitter’s attention by journalist Rhalou Allerhand, who posted photos saying: “The world has gone to shit but it’s OK because someone has done this to their hedge in Finsbury Park.”

The Tweet now has more than 6,000 retweets and plenty of commenters admiring the work.

The man responsible for the beautiful hedges is architect Tim Bushe.

He told Press Association that he cuts the hedges for charity, accepting donations for Hft.

Bushe said: “The topiary is done to raise money for Hft, a charity for people with learning difficulties who look after my youngest sister Martha who has Down’s syndrome.

“Payments go direct to the charity via my Justgiving page.”

The topiary cheered plenty of Londoners up, who saw Allerhand’s tweet or took pictures of their own.

Bushe said: “It’s good to see it travelling round the Twittersphere today as it draws attention to the charity and hopefully also to the plight of elephants as glorious creatures that are horribly endangered.”

Press Association

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