The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden
Average time spent – 2-3 hours.
Things to do at The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden review
You either love them or hate them but there’s no denying that garden gnomes are a part of British culture. Thriving on quintessentially English eccentricity the Gnome Reserve is a great place to visit as a family and release your inner gnome. Dressing up is almost compulsory and actively encouraged with gnome hats and fishing rods loaned out for your visit free of charge.
You can wander around the woodland reserve admiring the 1000’s of gnomes on display, stopping to try your hand on the gnome lottery. A lot of thought has gone into the little scenes and some of the set ups are really sweet. The Gnome Reserve are in The Guinness Book of World Record for the largest collection of gnomes, and if you fancy adding to your own collection the owner hand paints lots of little gnomes and pixies in the on site shop, my boys ended up buying a couple of souvenirs to remember our trip.
It really is quite a magical place for young children and those who are young at heart. The fun photo opportunities are endless as long as you don’t mind looking a bit silly. A totally unique day out, there’s nowhere else quite like it.
As well as the gnome reserve itself, you can also enjoy a wildflower walk in a separate woodland area. There is an accompanying quiz and fairy spotting competition available from the shop to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy the floral landscape.
The Gnome Reserve isn’t somewhere you would spend all day but for a bit of silly fun we would highly recommend! We spent 3 hours here, including lunch on our visit.
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Important Information Gnome Reserve
Eating – A selection of hot and cold food items including delicious Devonshire scones are available from the restaurant on site so why not enjoy a bite to eat while sitting in the peaceful gardens? Picnics are welcome.
Facilities in brief – The largest collection of gnomes in the world plus the opportunity to dress up and take lots of selfies. Plus wildflower walk with quiz. There are toilets and a restaurant.
Entry price – *Cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket is just £3.95 and £3.50 for children 3-16. Under 3’s are free. It is free to park.
Opening: The Gnome Reserve is open late March until late November. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Information on accessibility – There is no information on their website.
Address: West Putford, Bradworthy EX22 7XE, Devon. Phone: 01409 241435
This is a Guest Post with thanks to Emma from Dirt Diggers and Dinosaurs.
Category – Great Outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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