Golden Gnomes are a type of hidden trophy that is hidden around the Backyard Battleground in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Some Golden Gnomes can only be found by shooting/hitting a rectangular button with two white mushrooms and a white circle in the background of the button. Buttons like these include in Agent Rose's base. While some stand on a pedestal, such as at Agent Corn's base, or are lying down on rumb, such as in the Z-Mech Steve's base.
There are a total of 54 Golden Gnomes in the entire game. There are 2 in each Team Vanquish map, there are 6 in each Gardens & Graveyards/Herbal Assault map and the other 14 are hidden in the Backyard Battleground.
If the player manages to find multiple Golden Gnomes, they can answer the phone box in the Backyard Battleground and unlock the secret Golden Gnome Trophy Area, where they can see all the Gnomes they have collected while being able to find some chests. If the player manages to find all 54 Golden Gnomes, a secret door will open and the player can open three really great chests. In the Gnome area, there is a big chest which requires 200 stars to open. If it is opened, an awesome customization item will be unlocked.