The Grand Tour

The largest and most unusual garden gnome in history

A Newport man now has one of the largest and most unusual garden ornaments in history, after a 2.4-metre (8-feet) tall version of Richard Hammond’s head was installed in the front garden of his house.

Already standing 700mm (2.3-feet) taller than Hammond’s entire body, the imposing fibreglass sculpture has been transported aboard a flat-bed truck around the world, in order to promote The Grand Tour. But now, after more than 30,000 miles which took it through Sydney, Seattle, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and London, Hammond’s head will now spend the next 3 weeks outside the Caerleon home of Tom Wells and his parents – an 18-year-old who entered the competition “for a bit of a laugh.”

“It all become a bit real now though,” laughs Tom, who insists both mum and dad (along with the neighbours) are perfectly okay with the fact that, for next three weeks, they’ve got the largest and most unusual-looking garden gnome propping up their rockery.

“The lorry came and dropped it off over the weekend, so there’s no going back now.”

Nevertheless, it is for a good cause. “If people want to pop by and take a selfie with Richard’s head they can make a small donation – or a large one if they’d prefer – to the Wales Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.”

Busts of Hammond’s Grand Tour co-presenters have also found homes in front yards elsewhere in the UK, Jeremy Clarkson ending up in Surrey and James May finding a temporary home in Manchester.

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1 comment

Scooby February 22, 2017 at 4:37 am

Must be a real head-ache trying to sort where it’s gonna go if you have a small garden , but thanks for the heads up

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