Styles of garden gnomes available at Amazon.com, as of December 2015, include traditional figures, such as The Garden Gnome from Garden Gnome World and Standing Garden Gnome by Sculptural Gardens. The website also sells statues with personality, such as Biker Gnome by Unique's Shop and Ninja Garden Gnome by BigMouth Inc, as well as "rude" figures, such as Mooning Garden Gnome by Sunstar Industries and Go Away Garden Gnome by BigMouth Inc.Continue Reading
For buyers who are fans of movies and television, BigMouth Inc offers Game of Gnomes, Scarface, The Gnominator and An Offer He Can't Refuse. Sport fans may choose from a variety of figures, such as Green Bay Packers Gnome by Caseys, Dallas Cowboys Garden Gnome by Forever Collectibles and Greg the Golfing Gnome by Things2Die4.
Ceramic Garden Gnomes typically measure 7 to 11 inches tall. Some figures that resemble ceramic statues are made from weatherproof resin.
The first traditional garden gnomes were made in Germany in the 19th century, although whimsical garden statuary dates back to the Renaissance. These German figures, called Gartenzwerge, or garden dwarfs, were based on folklore about gnomes helping in the garden at night. Currently, there are an estimated 25 million garden gnomes in Germany alone. The use of garden gnomes has spread to many countries, such as England and France, where gardening is a popular hobby.Learn more about Gardening & Landscapes