Wednesday, March 14, 2012


On our short holiday we went to Gnomesville, which is this amazing place where people from all over Australia and the world leave a gnome. It's located near a roundabout in the middle of the Ferguson Valley just over a half hour drive inland from Bunbury.

The story goes that the roundabout was constructed after a mock council meeting held by the students at the local high school. Evidently the council decided they made a good argument and actually built the roundabout.

There's a little question as to which local woman left the first gnome in the roundabout. One quickly became two and before you knew it there was a gnome footy game. As the spot became more popular it was decided that having the gnomes in the roundabout was too dangerous and they were moved to the road verge. From there they spread out hundreds of metres along the verge and a little way in to the private property adjoining the verge.

This is the Welsh flag. These gnomes came a very long way!

This is the gnome we placed for our family.

We hope he likes his home among the gumtrees.

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em's scrapbag said...

What a fun place. I'm sure your cute little gnome loves his new home.

BTW your lovely fabric squares arrived today. Thank you!!!

Allie said...

That's a LOT of gnomes - wow, what a neat place!! Love the one you left, I'm sure he'll be most happy there!

I hate roundabouts - they built a few here and people think they're quite a challenge, and rise to it. You're taking your life in your hands to go through!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely story

Anonymous said...

Shari what a lovely story i have never heard of this place before,boy there are lots of gnomes.thankyou for showing us this.xx

Sheila said...

What a fun place this looks, your gnome looks very happy and he'll be able to see at night with his little lantern. Was it my imagination, thought I saw some of the Bunbury quilts on your Blog the other day.

Laura said...

Too funny! You find the coolest places to go!

Simone de Klerk said...

This is so cute! Never heard of anything like it (((o:

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