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  • Written by Twigs Way
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Garden Gnomes

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This is the intriguing story of garden gnomes and how they have come to reside in the flowerbeds of gardens across Britain. Originating in Europe, gnomes made the leap across the channel in the nineteenth century, where they were welcomed warmly by wealthy Brits who saw them as the must-have garden accessory. But the fortunes of the humble gnome were not to last, and they soon found themselves sneered at by serious gardeners. Turned away from fashionable gardens, the little gnomes found a friend in many a working class gardener, who adopted them in increasing numbers, and in a variety of humorous poses. Today, gnomes are as popular with the masses as ever, and this entertaining illustrated history will appeal to those who love, and hate, these small bearded characters.


"What makes this book stand apart from any other book on such topics is that it's actually a serious history of one of our most beloved gardening icons. Sure, it's funny, but it's also filled with historical facts. I loved it. I think it's the perfect gift for garden-lovers and history buffs alike." - Tales from Clark Street, talesfromclarkstreet.blogspot.com (September 2009)

  • Garden Gnomes by Twigs Way
  • September 22, 2009
  • Gardening
  • Shire
  • $12.95
  • 9780747807100

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