Welcome to the legendary land of Gnomesville.


A village of Gnomes? Thousands of Gnomes. Really.

Now, many of us would have spotted these little people in suburban gardens peeking out behind the bushes. They are a little shy but don’t mind having their photo taken. But they don’t just stay still …

Two Shy Gnomes Peeking out from Behind Ferns

Here is the legend.

A long, long time ago, a Gnome was travelling on an Australian country road. It was at night and far from anywhere. All around was leafy and green. A pleasant place.

By and by, he came to a fork in the road. He followed the road, which seemed to go around and around.

Now, being a little person, he could not see over the curb. If he did, the story would have ended here.

He walked all night with the feeling he was going nowhere. Roads branched off every so often.

By the morning, he was exhausted. Then it was clear. He had come across a ROUNDABOUT—a circular intersection in the middle of (almost) nowhere.

This was something he had never seen as a country traveller.

But it was a nice place and reminded him of home. There was a bubbling brook and shady trees.

So he stayed a while. And another while. Other Gnomes passed and visited, and many stayed. Word passed around.

Gnomes from far and wide left their gardens and came to visit. But they stayed. This was something new for the mostly solitary Gnomes. There was something irresistable about the place. It was as if the ROUNDABOUT was casting a spell.

But that is another story…

So Gnomesville was born.

Gnomesville now has thousands of Gnomes from near and far. They have set up in groups from all walks of life.

Big people like you and me visit to say hello and marvel at the magic of this place.

Nowhere in the world has such a community of little people sprung up from nowhere.

Wishing Well


Welcome to Gnomesville.

Want to see a Gallery of remarkable Gnomes? Try BEST GNOME PHOTOS.

Many Gnomes have STORIES to tell.

Want to know more about Gnomes? Check out GNOMEFACTS.

How about the Big People’s story of Gnomesville and the personalities behind this? Go to HISTORY.

Do you want to see EVERY Gnome? Take a deep breath and go to EVERY GNOME.

A MAP is vital if you want to find a particular Gnome’s suburb.

How many Gnomes? Help count them in the CENSUS.

Has one of your Gnomes come to stay here? SHARE a photo and story.

Planning on visiting? Check out GNOME TOURS.

CONTACT me if you wish.

How about SPONSORING a group of Gnomes or to keep them in the manner to which they are accustomed? Tidy, vacuumed, new red hats. Perhaps your own Gnome needs attention while you are away.

Of course, a small DONATION would help the Big People help all the Little People (and they accept Gnomish PayPal).

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