Garden Gnomes

WHAT ARE GNOMES

Gnomes are their own little race of creatures.  They are not elves and not dwarves.  Every country has their equivalent, in Ireland they are called leprechauns.

Leprechaun1

Gnomes live underground and are keepers of treasure, mostly gold.  They are friendly, unless you mess with their treasure.  

Gnomes are considered to be good luck and have a rich history.  They are part of the mysticism and superstitions of many nations.

Gnome shovel

THE LEGEND

Gnomes turn to stone when they see daylight.  This is why they live underground.  At night, they come back to life, and take care of your garden.  

HOW THEY BEGAN

The first gnomes were built in Germany, out of stone, based on traditions and folklore. 

A land owner from the UK saw the gnomes.  He believed them to be mythological and brought 25 of them back to his country.  He placed them all over his land and flourished.  Gnomes eventually spread through Europe and into the US. 

One of those stone gnomes still remains today.  His name is Lumpy and he is insured for 1 million pounds at LLoyd’s of London. 

Gnome watering

WHY YOUR GARDEN

Gnome means “earth dweller” in German.  Gnomes are all about the earth and plant processes so they are good to have in your garden.

WHY ARE MOST GNOMES MEN

You mostly see the men folk and not that many women because women are entirely too smart to come out in the light.  Plus they’re busy guarding the treasure. 

Garden gnome

THE PHENOMENON

There is an organization in France & England for the liberation of Garden Gnomes. 

Since your gnome has turned to stone, he has been captured.  This group will re-capture your gnome, and then send pictures and ask for ransom.

It is all done in fun and usually ends with a celebration where everyone gets drunk and shows off their gnomes.

Blue-garden gnome

GARDEN GNOMES GALORE

We continue the joy of gnomes by bringing them into the modern era.  Each gnome is custom designed, handcrafted, and painted by highly specialized artists.  Our detail and precision makes them works of art.  

Perfect as indoor decor or outdoor decor, our gnomes are statement pieces that get noticed.  We hope you will buy them all 🙂