According to the locals we talked to, Gnomesville was started when the contentious round-a-bout at the junction of Wellington Mill & Ferguson Roads was built. There was a lot of controversy from the local residents about whether or not it was necessary, and whether or not it warrented the amount of ratepayers money it would take to build it. The council decided to go ahead with the project. A concerned local (with a great sense of humour) decided that a supervisor was needed to keep an eye on the council workers and expenditure, so he (or she) glued a garden gnome to a concrete picnic table nearby, to oversee the progress.
From that humble beginning, Gnomesville came to be. Other people put their own "supervisors" in place and it became an attraction which took on a life of its own, and grew and grew.
Now, people from all over the world have visited Gnomesville and left gnomes of their own, and have left explanations that tell of the gnomes origins, and some of them are quite hilarious.
There is nothing there except the "gnome spectacle and experience", but it takes a good hour and a half to see them. It is a unique (or pretty close to it) place to see, and great fun. Just look at the smiles on the happy faces of the other visitors.
Close by are some excellent wineries where a delicious lunch may be had, along with a very nice wine, to boot. There is also a terrific pub restaurant at The Bull & Bush, Boyanup, about 30 mins drive from Gnomesville.
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