Sixteen gnome families have recently chosen the land at Ashland Hills to be their new village – Gnomeville. Look for the doors leading to their underground burrows, and you might spot them working on their craft or playing hide and seek. Ask us for a Gnomeville Map at the front desk and enjoy the magical adventure.

Meet our families of gnomes:

💎Jewel Craftsmen 🍰Bakers 🌈Weather Forecasters ⚗️Gnome Apothecary 🎵Gnome Family Band 🍬Chocolate Makers 🌰Acorn Flour Millers 💧Mead Dew Collectors 💍Treasure Protectors 💦Water Keepers 🍯Beekeepers 🏔️Mountaineers 🍇Fermenters 🍄Mushroom Farmers 🟢Pickleball Champs 🐿️Animal Protectors

Who They are and What They Love:

Gnomes – These nurturing yet stubborn garden entities have long been described as small beings, (stand only about 6 inches tall) that usually reside underground. They care for the earth. They aid in the growing of things. They are protectors of animals and, apparently, gnomes like to travel. A gnome can live up to 400 years, and they survive on a vegetarian diet. They love to eat nuts, berries, fruit, mushrooms, and vegetables of all kinds. As a treat, they like to drink fermented raspberry juice, spiced gin, and fermented honey, which is also known as mead dew. Gnomes are also known as “spirits of the earth, earth elements.” They tend to sick and injured animals. Gnomes are very hardworking and are bringers of good luck. They are good-natured, peaceful, and rather jolly. They love glittery things like gems and jewelry, and therefore they are expert jewel craftsmen and gem cutters. They are earth spirits who protect precious underground treasures. Gnomes are invisible to most humans, except those humans who are gifted with the ability to see them. They are nocturnal in nature and are rarely seen during the daytime.

The Magical Powers of Gnomes – Gnomes have lots of special powers. They can easily speak in animal tongues, allowing them to be able to communicate with all creatures of the forest. They are very fast and can easily outrun even the quickest animal. They have the eyesight of a hawk and can spot something miles and miles in the distance. Even though they are really tiny, they can be surprisingly strong.

Gnomes and Their Homes – You will find a gnome colony amidst rocky woodlands and hilly meadows. They may live in a cozy, underground nook, or even in the bark of a willow, elm, or oak tree. Gnomes have pantries in their homes, where they store grains, fruit, vegetables, berries, and other things they might need to survive the cold winter.

Here are our top 5 tips for attracting gnomes to your garden:

Plants –Gnomes are especially attracted to plants that butterflies and hummingbirds like. Provide an endless assortment of wildflowers and herbs.

Accessories – Gnomes are workers. In order to make the area more attractive to these magical beings, it is advisable to provide them with appropriate tools, like wheelbarrows, buckets and such, so they can work in the garden while you sleep.

Shiny stuff – Anything that is shiny or reflects light is attractive to gnomes. Gems of all sorts are a particular favorite. Likewise, they enjoy colorful objects as well as those that move, such as pinwheels and flags.

Hideaways – So we know that gnomes prefer to live underground. They are curious, secretive creatures and do not like being disturbed. With this in mind, offer them hideaway spots where they can hang out comfortably throughout the day, unseen and safe from wandering eyes. Large, upturned pots, logs and careful plantings that allow them to play hide and seek, or simply peek out now and then.

Animal friends – As lovers and protectors of animals in the forest, gnomes are just as loving and protective of animal creatures in the garden. Add as many as you can to the area and they will come. Anything from frogs to squirrels to deer, rabbits and more will attract gnomes.