Gnomadic Gnome



Wow. Unbelievable. The Garden by the Woods is out of gnome buddies! So, what does this mean? It means that if you were lucky enough to get a gnome, then get out there and earn some free plants. If not, you can still go on the adventure and visit all the signs in Chanhassen. After all, exploring nature and learning about the natural world around us is a treasure in itself, right?

The Gnomadic Gnome Eco Adventure

Join the fun and find the hidden "tree-sure" while visiting Chanhassen parks during the Gnomadic Gnome Eco Adventure! 

Beginning Earth Day, April 22, stop by The Garden By The Woods Garden Center (78 West 78th St.) and pick up your FREE Eco the Gnome! Gnomes will be available for pick-up 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily. Simply check in at the Customer Service/Cashier area, then you and your new buddy are free to explore Chanhassen's beautiful parks and natural resources.

Look for signage in the specially marked locations within the parks, and snap a picture of your gnome buddy enjoying the outdoors by the event signs. The event signs will have information to help you learn about the city's natural plant and animal habitats, ecosystems, and environment. The event until the Summer Solstice (June 21).

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Jill Sinclair

Environmental Resource Specialist


Ph: (952) 227-1133

Fx: (952) 227-1110

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Once you've taken five pictures, visit The Garden and share your pics. For every five pictures, participants will receive five FREE Minnesota native plants! (Some restrictions may apply) 

At the end of the adventure, we will have a grand prize drawing for those who complete the entire program (pictures from all 20 locations). One participant will receive FREE mulch – up to 10 cubic yards, of shredded hardwood, natural or stained, including delivery, over a $500 value. This prize cannot be exchanged for other products and must be a local delivery to qualify.