Gnomeo and Juliet
If you’ve seen the 2011 animated film Gnomeo & Juliet, you won’t be surprised to learn that the titular gnomes are actually named after a famous pair. The real-life garden gnomes of the same name live in the garden at Elton John and his partner David Furnish’s estate in England. While we don’t have any information about their latest treehouse renovation plans or their coloring preferences (blue and red – which represent the Montague and Capulet families), we can say that they’re probably pretty big on visiting each other’s gardens.
The Happy Gnome
In addition to being one of the best names for a garden gnome, The Happy Gnome is also the name of a craft beer bar and restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Happy Gnome is known for its extensive beer selection and expertise in pairing beers with food. The Happy Gnome also hosts beer pairing dinners where they introduce guests to new beers and help them pair those beers with various foods. Perhaps most importantly, The Happy Gnome has an outdoor patio that offers patrons an amazing view of downtown St. Paul’s skyline.
The Travelocity Roaming Gnome
In 2004, the mascot for Travelocity.com, the traveling gnome, became famous in a commercial with an old lady giving him as a gift to her grandson before he goes on his first trip without her. The gnome then travels all around the world and sends postcards to his owners showing all of the places he has been. The gnome has been featured in many different commercials since then and was also featured in a series of books and a video game.
The Book of Gnomes
The Book of Gnomes, published in 1974 and written by Peter Dickinson, is a children’s fantasy novel that is part of a four-book series called The Kin. The book tells the tale of Frank, a boy who finds himself in his neighbors’ yard with an ogre looking for him. When he tries to sneak back home, he runs into a garden gnome who strikes up conversation with him. In their talk, the gnome explains to Frank what gnomes are and their ways.
Dickinson’s The Gnomes was the first book to ever introduce modern readers to garden gnomes, setting the tone for all other books about garden gnomes that have followed it.
The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy: The Great Gnome Hunt
“`The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy: The Great Gnome Hunt (1982)“` is a film that features a gnome named Gnorbert as the main protagonist. Appearing in the Raggedy Ann and Andy animated series, Gnorbert first came to life when he was rescued from being swept away by a current. In this film, Gnorbert leads his fellow garden gnomes on an adventure to find their lost friend: The Lawn Gnome (Stu). Along the way, they are aided by Raggedy Ann and Andy who help them try to find Stu. Throughout their journey, both groups have many adventures together and also encounter many obstacles including getting captured by pirates! While trying to escape from these scurvy-ridden sailors, Gnorbert even makes friends with a seagull named Scrappy who joins them all on their quest!
Most garden gnomes made it past that terrible time period when they were banished to live outside of homes and hidden in gardens. However, some did not make it out alive…
Little Lulu cartoon series, “The Little Witch” episode
Have you watched the cartoon series Little Lulu? It’s a series that first aired in 1947, but the character of “Little Lulu” actually goes back to American humorist and cartoonist Marjorie Henderson Buell’s 1923 comic strip. The show is about an imaginative little girl with a penchant for getting into trouble. One episode features Little Lulu going on a witch hunt with her friend Annie, and they eventually find themselves at an actual witch’s house. To punish them for their behaviour, the witch turns them into garden gnomes! In this episode, we see the witch conduct what might be considered one of the earliest known experiments in interspecies communication: she tries to talk to her gnome garden by waving her wand over them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work, so she then turns all of her gnomes into human children who run away from home! This was just one example that featured garden gnomes used as animation characters from around this time period.
Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (2006) video game
As one of America’s most beloved characters, Snoopy has appeared in many video games, including “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron” (2006), a World War I air combat game developed by Smart Bomb Interactive and published by Namco Bandai Games. Similar to the popular game “Ace Combat,” this game puts you in the cockpit of Snoopy’s Sopwith Camel fighter plane as he flies over the trenches in France shooting down German planes and fighting against the legendary Red Baron himself. The game is available for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube platforms.
Gnome Sweet Gnome (2016) animated short film/music video by Jamiroquai, which stars Jay Kay as the lead gnome.
The animated music video premiered in 2016, and is easily one of the most interesting and quirky videos you’ll ever see. The video stars Jay Kay as a gnome, and it’s so crazy that I don’t even know where to start.
It runs for 3 minutes and 45 seconds, during which time you can follow the adventures of a garden gnome through all sorts of bizarre situations. It’s not an easy video to describe, but it’s definitely entertaining.
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches manga series, chapter 72 (February 2015).
- The Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches manga series is written and illustrated by Miki Yoshikawa.
- It was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from February 2012 to August 2017, with chapters collected into 25 tankōbon volumes.
- The story revolves around a high school boy named Ryu Yamada, who one day accidentally kisses Urara Shiraishi, the ace student of their school.
Garden gnomes are popular around the world.
Gnomes have long been popular all over the world. The tiny creatures have been made out of many materials, including wood, ceramic, plaster, plastic, and even metal. They’ve become a pop-culture phenomenon in recent decades, and they can now be seen in movies such as “Shrek” and “Harry Potter.”
The love of gnomes has not waned over time. In fact, it has only grown stronger. You can find them everywhere from lawns to garden centers to home improvement stores to online shops that specialize strictly in gnomes. They’re also increasingly common on social media platforms like Instagram where hundreds of thousands of posts feature the little guys!10 Most Famous Garden Gnomes Of All Time: A Blog post about the most well known garden gnomes.
Garden gnomes have become incredibly popular in recent years, with more and more people choosing to add a little whimsy to their gardens. While there are millions of garden gnomes all across the world, there are a few who stand out from the crowd. Here are our picks for the top ten most famous garden gnomes of all time.
Gnomes have been around for years. It’s hard to imagine a garden without them.
But did you know that there are actually some famous garden gnomes out there?
Here are the 10 most famous ones of all time:
1. Garden Gnome From The Wizard Of Oz
2. Garden Gnome From The Simpsons
3. Garden Gnome From The Lord Of The Rings
4. Garden Gnome From Alice In Wonderland
5. Garden Gnome From Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
6. Garden Gnome From The Chronicles Of Narnia
7. Garden Gnome From Winnie The Pooh And All Things Bright And Beautiful
8. Garden Gnome From Beauty And The Beast
9. Garden Gnome From Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi
10. Garden Gnome From A Christmas Story
The world is full of famous people—and then, of course, there are the famous garden gnomes.
Garden gnomes have been around for hundreds of years, but only in the last century or so did they become popular outside their native homeland, Germany. Probably because they’re so cute and talented!
From politicians to movie stars (and even a few royals!), here are the 10 most famous garden gnomes of all time:
10. Gnome Hawking (1942-2018): Theoretical physicist. Famous for his book A Brief History of Lawns and Other Yard Accessories and his theory that tiny balls of light called “photons” carry electromagnetic force. 9. Gnome Chompsky (1928-): Linguist and political theorist. Known as the father of modern linguistics, he was also a vocal critic of U.S. foreign policy in Vietnam and Latin America, earning him the nickname “America’s Enemy #1”. 8. Gnome Obama (1961-): Politician and philanthropist who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009–2017. First African American president, Nobel Peace Prize winner for work towards nuclear disarmament, and one heckuva b-ball
When you think of a garden gnome, who comes to mind?
We’ve all seen them—the colorful, smiling figurines that make up so many yards in our neighborhood. But did you know that there are actually some famous gnomes whose stories have been passed down through the generations? It’s true! We’re here to share just a few of those stories with you.
Here are 10 of the most famous garden gnomes of all time:
The very first garden gnome was created in a small German town called Grumbach where, in 1808, Philip Griebel modeled his first 3-inch clay figurine after a local miner. The word “gnome” is German for “earth dweller,” and Philip wanted to create a figure that represented the miners he’d seen so much of when he was younger. His design was so popular that it soon became one of the most widespread garden ornaments in Europe.
Griebel’s son produced more than 100 different types of gnomes throughout his career, including “The Fisherman” and “The Hunter.” Many other manufacturers followed suit by creating their own designs that ranged from traditional to whimsical.
The second garden gnome was created by a
Ever wondered who the most famous garden gnomes are? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll be counting down the (in our opinion) ten most famous garden gnomes of all time. Let’s get started!
10. Gnomeo and Juliet
9. Frosty the Snowman
8. Starkiller Base
7. Albus Dumbledore
6. Stan Marsh
5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
3. Nanoha Takamachi
1. Harry Potter
Ah, the garden gnome. Beloved by some, reviled by others. But no matter what your position is on these ceramic critters, you have to admit that they’re some of the most iconic lawn ornaments out there. Here are 10 of the most famous garden gnomes—different, unique, and beautiful in their own way!
The Winking Gnome
This winking gnome is a favorite among many families who are looking to show off a more playful side. With his bright blue and red outfit and signature wink, this gnome is sure to add a bit of charm to any yard!
The Acrobat Gnome
Have a kid with a gymnastics obsession? This acrobat gnome is for you! Whether he’s pulling off stunts on his own or paired with his partner, this little guy will make your guests stop dead in their tracks with awe.
The Teepee Gnome
This gnome is the perfect addition to any home with a Native American theme—but beware! There’s rumor that this particular model has been known to run away from homes where he feels unwelcome!
The Sad Gnome
Feeling blue about the state of your lawn?
Who doesn’t love a gnome? With their long pointy hats and bushy beards, they’re like the living embodiment of the forest—and in more cases than you might think, they live right in your backyard!
That’s right: garden gnomes are some of the most common residents of the forest and woods. Here are 10 famous gnomes who’ve made their homes on a lawn somewhere near you!
1. Mr. Poppins
You may know this little guy from his movie stardom—he’s very popular in Hollywood because he makes a great sidekick for actresses who need help getting into and out of tight spaces. Maybe you’ll see him in your garden someday!
2. The Big Lebowski
This one’s pretty self-explanatory, right? This gnome is just really huge, and he likes to bowl with other members of his family.
3. Walter White
You may have seen this guy on TV; he was a big deal until he got killed off by another character on the show. He had some trouble with the law, but eventually they let him go because there was no evidence against him. If you see him at home, don’t worry: he’s just chilling now,