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Day 306: Gnomes and Flower Fairies

Garden Gnomes and Flower Fairies

Beware the Ides of March… it takes us to day 306 of 365 Things To Do in Pasadena. 🙂

As we head into the Spring Equinox, many people are looking forward to bringing their gardens to life with vibrant flowers and the lustrous colors of Spring.

But do you know what sort of magic takes place in your garden when you aren’t looking?

Why not take your little ones down to The Huntington Library for their Gnomes and Flower Fairies series to learn more!

Kids can explore the make-believe world of garden gnomes and fairies in this series led by instructor Laura Moede. Each class includes a visit to the Huntington Children’s  garden or gallery, art projects, stories, and more.

Schedule of Gnomes and Flower Fairies Classes:

Wednesday, March 14th 10 am to Noon

Wednesday, March 23rd 10 am to Noon

Wednesday, March 30th 10 am to Noon

Wednesday, April 6th 10 am to Noon

The class is a preschool series for children ages 3-4. Each class price is $85 for members, $95 for non-members and includes entry for one accompanying adult.

For additional information or to make reservations please call 626.405.2128.

Do YOU have Garden Gnomes? If so be sure to share pictures of them in your garden with us!

Where did Gnomes come from?

The popularity of garden gnomes began to spread across the world soon after their creation.  In 1847, returning from his travels in Germany, Sir Charles Isham brought twenty-one terracotta gnomes back to his home in the United Kingdom.  Only one of these twenty-one original gnome immigrants to England survives today.  Known as “Lampy” this centenarian-plus gnome is still kept on display and is insured for one million pounds!  With their reputation expanding out from Germany, garden gnomes soon became popular across Europe and particularly in England and France, where gardening is looked upon as a very serious undertaking.  Today of course Garden Gnomes have become a familiar sight around the world.–Information provided by Just Say Gnome.net


The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, 91108
(626) 405-2100

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