Garden gnomes bring good luck! Gnomes were regarded as good luck charms by our ancestors, legend has it they provided protection from evil as well good luck. Often they were found living in the rafters of barns where they would help watch over livestock. They keep an eye on things, making sure the wildlife is alright, flowers look their best and help to keep the garden looking nice when you are not there. Gnomes are hard working. They brighten the darker parts of our garden and bring humour and a smile to all our faces.