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What is the origin of the garden gnome?


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May 29, 2013 8:17PM

The practice of adding statues to gardens can be dated back to the Renaissance period. Statues of garden-gnome-like dwarves were already present at this early period. The first garden statues to be clearly defined as gnomes appeared in Germany in the 1840s. Garden gnomes eventually spread all over the world, but they are still linked with German tradition.