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I keep finding gnomes in our garden – a mystery person places them there overnight | The Sun

A BAFFLED couple are not gnome alone — as the ornaments keep appearing in their front garden.

Six have been left in the past 18 months.


The latest — an LGBTQ+ Pride-themed figure — was three weeks ago while Christine and Stephen Lock were on holiday.

Christine, 66, said: “They seem to be being placed overnight, and I haven’t got a clue who is doing it.

“Everybody I’ve asked has denied it — family, friends, neighbours — it’s bizarre.

"They are nice but I’m worried I’ll wake up one morning and the garden will be covered.

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"They looked lonely, so I bought a little ornamental house for them in the shape of a cabbage to socialise in.”

Husband Stephen, 72, mayor of South Molton, Devon, said they found the latest gnome gift after a break to the Isle of Wight.

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He said: “We came home and found the Pride gnome, thinking, ‘Who knew we were there?’.

“It’s quite interesting to come out in the morning, spot a new gnome and just have no clue where these things are from.

“Christine accused me of putting them there, but I’m far too tight.”


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