Charity Begins at Gnome

Gnomes have always been misunderstood. Are they prankster with a mean streak? Or benevolent woodland creatures sent to protect people? Fresh off their century-long ban from the esteemed Chelsea Flower Show, (lifted in 2013), gnomes are making a comeback - and they're brighter and bolder than ever!

Ty Pennington, host of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and TNT's On The Menu, made this sweet little guy.

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Salt Lake Tribune Home + Garden Festival will be participating in the Better Gnomes & Gardens DIY exhibit. Show attendees will have the opportunity to bid via silent auction on these quirky keepsakes: whimsical garden gnomes decorated by 12 personalities from HGTV (including Ty Pennington!) and Utah's local TV and radio shows. All of the proceeds will go directly to Primary Children's Hospital. Before you see them at the show, get a sneak peek at all the gnomes on our Facebook page - you can even vote for your favorite!

The Good Things Utah team made this gnome and Barbie versions of themselves - that's right, you can go home with Nicea, Jessie, Brian, Michelle, and Reagan.

The KUTV2 News team made some of these fun guys.

This project was designed as a way to promote sustainable urban farming and social enterprise initiatives in a unique and interesting way. Check out the fun gnomes at the show and bid on your favorite. You'll go home with something truly one-of-a-kind and help support sick children in our community. The silent auction will run during the Salt Lake Tribune Home + Garden Festival, March 6 - 8, at the South Towne Expo Center. Don't have tickets yet? Buy 'em early to avoid box office lines and get the best deals. Right now you can get 2-for-1 on Facebook.

MARCH 6 - 8, 2015.

Feb 28, 2015, 17:14 PM