Gnome Habitat USA – Auburn, CA

Gnome Habitat USA is private museum on the lore, legend and wonder of the gnome world. It is located in Auburn, California on five-acres of land owned by Elizabeth M. (“Liz”) Spera. Her collection of more that 2000 gnomes and other related items of interest is housed in a converted-barn-like outbuilding that sits in the foothills of Auburn, California.

The design of the Gnome Habitat USA was inspired by 4-acre Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower Garden in the countryside of North Devon, England, between Bideford and Bude just seven miles from the Devon-Cornwall border.




Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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