A famous elephant-shaped hedge in Finsbury Park is missing its head after a car crashed into it.

Elephants before the crash

Aptly-named topiarist Tim Bushe is renowned for transforming hedges outside urban homes into eye-catching animal shapes.

In the process he fundraises for a charity which supports adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Thanks to his skills, there were three 5ft tall elephants on a street corner in Finsbury Park. But that's not quite the case any more.

Last night a car smashed straight into the wall and did all this damage. It's a terrible shame we tried with a rope to get it upright this morning but we didn't succeed. We've got a tree surgeon who's going to come hopefully and they can lift them up and replant them.


Last year Tim Bushe spoke to ITV News about his love of topiary and how he has created cats, squirrels, hippos and fish.