I am raising money for Hft through an ongoing topiary project in public spaces that engage local communites and create an amusing talking point. Examples of my first efforts are shown here and will be added to as new people sponsor me.

For many years Hft have looked after my youngest sister Martha who has Downs Sydrome. She is wonderfully happy in a safe and secure community of people with similar disabilties.

The proposition : I will design (or cut to specific request), and do the first cut and three or four follow up shaping cuts at later visits (usually it takes about three years for a mature shape to appear). You donate £200 for the first design and major shaping cut and then pay at least £75 for the follow up cuts on each visit. (if it involves travel this will be charged at cost). The price can vary if the hedge is very small or very big however.

Hft will be very happy if you donate more but I leave that to you.You get a unique hedge that will be the envy of the neighbourhood and people will smile a lot as they walk by.

Please feel free to donate to support the work even if you don't have a hedge, as I am trying to reach an ambitious target of £5,000. Anything, however small, will be greatly appreciated.

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Updates 12

A £500 donation today has brought me almost to my target - what now???

09/04/15 11:27

The Hippo hedge got its first cut over weekend and Homer the Westie was started in Finsbury Park.

31/03/14 10:19

Donations coming in from a lot of generous souls currently thanks to a photo of the 'cat hedge' posted on Facebook a few days ago. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.

20/03/14 03:07

New commissions this Spring are a Hippo in Tufnell Park and a Scottie dog called Homer in Finsbury Park.

13/03/14 12:33

Great Garden Revival is going out on BBC2 on the10th December at 7pm featuring a couple of the hedge creatures.

06/12/13 03:53

Raising money for



Charity Registration No. 313069

Hft is a national charity providing local support for people with learning disabilities and their families. We are creative, resourceful and flexible. Working with individuals, their families and others we seek out innovative solutions and offer individual support which enables people to lead fulfilling lives.

Donations 93

Donation from Pegasus Life Limited for volunteer models

Donation by Anonymous on 09/04/15


Many thanks for the pre-Christmas trim Tim.

Donation by Toby & Yasmin on 06/01/15


+ £18.75 Gift Aid

Keep cutting bruv!

Donation by Pen on 24/11/14

Donation from Selfridges for taking part in "Bright Old Things'.

Donation by Selfridges on 24/11/14


+ £62.50 Gift Aid

Three cheers from the four Clapton 'wild things'!

Donation by The other Tim on 30/10/14


+ £18.75 Gift Aid

Elephants in the Garden

Donation by Anonymous on 01/10/14


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

testing donations till work on this site!

Donation by tim bushe on 29/09/14


+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Many thanks for smartening up the Blackstock Elephants.

Donation by Blackstock Triangle Gardeners on 31/08/14


Donation by Michael Skrein on 28/07/14

For Martha - Keep up the good work Tim!

Donation by Paul Delaloye on 28/07/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Cheers Tim, the hippo is shaping up....

Donation by Anonymous on 25/07/14


+ £18.75 Gift Aid

thanks again from homer

Donation by Anonymous on 16/07/14


+ £18.75 Gift Aid

hairy monsters taking shape - thanks tim!

Donation by Tim & Judith on 06/07/14


+ £17.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Tanya keenan on 06/07/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best wishes Tim, and more power to your elbow!

Donation by Fig & Feijoa on 20/06/14


Many thanks for the excellent elephant topiary.

Donation by Blackstock Triangle Gardeners on 17/06/14


As a local I love to wander past the elephants and they never fail to raise a smile - thank you

Donation by Anonymous on 17/06/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great local cheer from your topiary tuskers, and an explanation for some other great Highbury hedges! Thanks

Donation by Anonymous on 16/06/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A friend sent me a photo of your elephant hedge because I love elephants! Sadly, I don't have a hedge, but I do admire your work and the work of Hft!! What an inspiration you are!!

Donation by Vivien G on 16/06/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Amazing work!

Donation by Anonymous on 15/06/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Was just cycling past and HAD to take a photo. A couple hours later, Twitter informed me that you made the topiary for charity. Great work!

Donation by Nick Kocharhook on 15/06/14


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

The caterpillars are emerging! Thank you for your persistance. Soon we might even make it onto your photo gallery.

Donation by Toby & Yasmin on 26/05/14

100,00 €

Thanks Hedge Fund Manager

Donation by Meg and Martin on 22/05/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

In anticipation and appreciation of the Circus on Highbury Park - an exciting work in progress and a very worthy cause. Thank you

Donation by Anonymous on 19/05/14


+ £100.00 Gift Aid

A Facebook friend posted your hedge on her timeline and I am very impressed! I do hope you receive your target for a good cause

Donation by Marion Thomas on 09/05/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,925.07
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,925.07
  • Gift Aid£937.75

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