Giant Trolls Hidden in the Woods in Boothbay, Maine, are Road Trip Worthy
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens looks like an amazing place for a day trip, if not solely for the ginormous troll sculptures made of wood! It is called the “Guardian of the Seeds” exhibit and it’s pretty freakin’ awesome.
According to MaineGardens.org these trolls are created entirely from recycled wood materials by a Danish artist named Thomas Dambo. Each troll represents a different part of the tree and tells an important story about why each part of the tree is important to the whole forest.
For example, this is Rovska and she represents the trunk of the tree! The site states that every year she grows taller and wider! She has an excellent memory and keeps track of the seasons and what’s happening around her in the forest.
The troll hunt experience does involve some hiking. All five trolls are hidden deep in the woods and you might not see all of them in one visit. The site explains that some of the trolls require lots of walking so if you plan to visit with young children you’ll want to plan accordingly. You can get up close and personal with these fun and friendly trolls and even take pictures with them! However, climbing on the trolls and using them as a jungle gym is prohibited.
If you purchase a general admission ticket to the botanical garden that includes the troll experience. But all tickets to the garden must be purchased in advance. You can do that here!