The MINO garden gnome takes care of your plants


MINO garden dwarf by Giovanni Tomasini

The garden dwarf tradition is older than what is commonly believed. Originating in XVII century Germany, garden dwarfs were exported by an English nobleman to decorate his garden, and they have now become the globally widespread kitsch ornaments that we all know. Despite its jazzy colours, the modern dwarf is a melancholic figure, condemned to a purely decorative function within a domesticated and artificial environment. Mino on the other hand lives in a garden full of life, destined to survive for one season only to then die with pride by feeding the surrounding vegetation. 100% biodegradable, design made in Italy by Giovanni Tomasini.

The Mino garden dwarf by Giovanni Tomasini

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  1. Andrej

    Feb 24, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Okay, this is simply genius. No need to dig up your lawn and much nicer then usual “bombs”.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Feb 24, 2012 at 8:05 am

      I know, right?! Love love it too. And much nicer, you’re right!

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