Waterperry Gardens visitors get to hone gnoming instincts

Oxford Mail: Kal Mishra, three, and grandparents Bill and Sandra Truscott find one of the gnomes Buy this photo Kal Mishra, three, and grandparents Bill and Sandra Truscott find one of the gnomes

VISITORS to Waterperry Gardens are in for surprise this week thanks to the appearance of eight gnomes.

The characters are dotted around the gardens, near Wheatley, in a half-term hunt for children.

Three-year-old Kal Mishra said: “I like their funny faces. I like the gnome’s big boots.

“They’re like mine, but I wouldn’t wear a bobble hat like they do.”

His grandfather Bill Truscott, from Buckingham, said: “We’re regular visitors to the gardens, but we’ve been away for a couple of weeks and it’s amazing to come back and see how much everything has shot up – it’s like a jungle.”

His wife Sandra added said: “It’s beautiful in good weather, but it is worth braving the weather on a less-than-promising day.

“There’s just so much to look at.”

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