The story goes that it all started with one gnome. People were impressed when more showed up. After hundreds more were added, it became a bit of a tourist attraction. At 3000 gnomes, it became a destination. Now, by some estimates, there are 5 – 10,000.
They are collected in tiny villages, and on logs. All seemingly having a great time next to their cute gnome-y signs and other garden paraphernalia.
Gnomesville is in Australia, and the nearest big city is Perth. Its address is a lot number, so you have to follow the signs.
As one visitor put it:
“At Gnomesville you will see a massive community of garden gnomes. Current counts are apparently over 10,000 but I am sure that no one really knows. All that I do know is that when you arrive (and you will know you are arriving by the appearance of a few Gnomes on the side of the road) that you are overwhelmed by the numbers of gnomes all around you.
Gnomesville Western Australia is not a place to rush around. I mean you could walk around in 15 minutes and say “oh cool that’s a LOT of gnomes”. The joy is in stopping and looking at the gnomes. Literally every gnome tells a story. They are doing all sorts of things (sometimes a little bit rude) and its very interesting.
A pretty creek runs through Gnomesville and the gnomes have set up homes up there, underneath some beautiful trees.
Also interesting are the stories of the people that left the gnomes. You can see that people have visited from all around the world. There are some sad stories and some celebrations. I feel like Gnomesville Perth provides insight to travelers – and locals from around the world about what it means to be alive.”
The good news is that there’s no entry fee! – WTF fun facts