85cm Giant Bright Pink Gnome FigureMG010/P
Garden gnome statues as we know them today were first created in the mid-1800s by Phillip Griebel, a sculptor of terracotta animals in the town of Graefenroda in Thuringia, Germany.
Gnome legends were especially popular in Germany and Griebel made his gnome statues so that people could better enjoy the myths and stories of gnomes who tended to gardens at night.
These first garden gnomes were molded from terracotta clay then dried, fired in a kiln, and finally painted. Garden Gnomes soon became very popular and several companies rose up to produce them.
Gnome production in Germany dropped back sharply in World War II and today almost all manufacturers of garden gnome statues are located in China and Poland. But even today Phillip Griebel’s descendants continue to produce gnomes in Germany where they are the last manufacturer carrying on the tradition there.
These giant gnomes are a lovely take on Griebel's originals and we hope you'll love them standing lofty at 85cm with a fabulous finish, available in bright blue, green, orange, pink or white, and also available in a smaller size measuring 60.5cm in height.
Care should be taken with these items if placing outdoors as they are extremely fragile, we recommend finding a safe spot for them indoors or within a wind-free porch or summerhouse.
Each item's dispatch time is visible in the countdown timer just below the price, there is free UK shipping applied to every order with no minimum spend - yay!
Shipping outside the UK is calculated based on the weight of the order and will be applied at the checkout once you enter your address, this quote is not final as prices may vary due to the size of the product.
Should you have any queries, drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here at Brown and Ginger we promise to do our best to have a positive impact on our environment, we've switched to using paper tape for over 99% of our orders which is not only easier for you to open (no scissors required!) but it's easier on the environment. We also use 100% starch packing chips which simply melt away under water and FSC certified voidfill paper.
Only where absolutely neccessary do we use plastic packaging which has been re-used from other packaging, come with the product from the factory or, when shipping mirrors or particularly delicate items, to provide the extra protection to stop the items breaking in transit.
We're working with our suppliers to reduce their use of plastic and will always do our best to ensure we're being as ethical as possible in all of our practices.