De-gnoming the Garden is the third moment in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 3, The Burrow.


There was a violent scuffling noise, the peony bush shuddered and Ron straightened up. ‘This is a gnome,’ he said grimly.



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This moment is a minigame, so it has no zoom levels.


This is another little minigame. The goal is to toss gnomes over the hedge. They pop up, at which time you have to click the gnome and hold it. Holding it makes it spin around, giving it momentum. Let it go at the right time to swing it over the hedge. To unlock the next moment, you have to get at least four gnomes past the hedge. You get a small bonus for getting the gnomes past the stump.

When you do this successfully, you should be awarded with Gilderoy Lockhart's Guide to Household Pests.

  • Letting the gnomes swing ten times and letting it go just when it passes horizontal almost always makes it go past the stump
  • Grabbing the gnomes by the head – by putting the hand at the top of wall when you click on them — will make tossing them over the wall much easier. You can also get some good distance, occasionally 15+ meters.


You hear birds chirping and the rustling of leaves. The swinging gnomes make a swinging sound, and when the gnome hits the ground, it makes a thumping sound. A gnome landing in the pond makes a splashing sound.

See also

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Worst Birthday
The Magic Word
Two Enormous Green Eyes
Dobby's Warning
Dobby the House-elf
Aunt Petunia's Pudding
The Burrow
Harry's Escape
The Weasleys'
De-gnoming the Garden
At Flourish and Blotts
Floo Powder
Borgin and Burkes
Lucius Malfoy
The Whomping Willow
Flying to Hogwarts
Crash Landing
Snape's Office
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