So picture this: You’re driving down lonesome Ferguson Road in Wellington Mill, Western Australia, a good two hours south of Perth. You see cattle. You see sheep. Maybe a kangaroo or three. You enter a roundabout and, out of nowhere, you suddenly see… 5,000+ garden gnomes? You pull off, rub your eyes in disbelief, and look again. Yep, those are gnomes, buried in the leaves, hanging from the trees, stretching as far as the eye can see. They haunt the woods here—completely unattended, free to gawk at, left behind by elementary schools and church groups and nursing homes from all over the world.
Congratulations, you’ve just discovered Gnomesville. No one knows exactly when or why the first gnome appeared at this random traffic circle amid farmland, but it has grown into a global phenomenon. The gnomes are all shapes, colors, sizes, and personalities. Some play cricket or surf; others are proud nudists. Visitors are encouraged to add their own gnome to the forest; just remember to sign it and say where you’re from. For extra-creepy photo ops, we recommend visiting at dusk—shortly before the gnomes begin to stir.
Ferguson Valley Rd. at Wellington Mill Rd., Wellington Mill, Western Australia, Australia; no phone.