The Gnome Garden

When we bought our house by the sea, we inherited the most beautiful terraced courtyard garden along with it. Slowly but surely my fingers have been turning green as I’ve spent more and more time out there. We are growing strawberries, jalapeños, tomatoes and herbs by the pot full and nothing helps you relax after a tough week at work than sitting the sun, shadowed by your own sweet smelling roses.

Then a few months ago I got the idea to build a little Gnome Garden in a terracotta pot.

The lump of stone at the back was the stand in for the cottage I knew the garden had to have whilst I sourced something suitable. I looked at plastic Smurf mushrooms and at ruins for fish tanks before finally settling on something so simple I can’t believe it didn’t occur to me straight away.


The good old painted stone cottage which can be customized in any way you see fit.

Over all I’m pretty happy with how this has turned out and intend making a village full of cute little cottages to hide away amongst the herbs, roses and marigolds in the garden.

10 Responses

  1. What a great idea. I’m sure all the ones you add in the future will look just as good as this one.

  2. Oh my goodness! That is adorable and awesome! What a great idea. You get your gnome cottage and the fun of being crafty too. 😀

    • Ty. I used to paint a lot of them when I was small, my Grandmother still has one I made when I was around seven so it was good to try something I used to enjoy again.

  3. How charming! Your little cottage with the cat in the door and climbing roses is wonderful. It will be fun for visitors to find all the other ones you make and tuck away in the rest of your garden!

  4. That’s wonderful! What does Sprout think of it?

  5. That…is that…Mrs. W? It’s just lovely!

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