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Mainers can hang out with giant trolls hiding in the woods for free

The Coastal Botanical Gardens of Maine looks like an amazing place for a day trip, if not only for the gigantic wooden troll sculptures! It’s called the “Guardian of the Seeds” exhibit and it’s really awesome.

According to, 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, it’s Rovska and it represents the trunk of the tree! The site indicates that each year, it grows and expands! She has an excellent memory and follows the seasons and what is happening around her in the forest.

The troll hunting experience involves a trek. The five trolls are hidden deep in the woods and you might not see them all in one visit. The site explains that some of the trolls require a lot 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, it is forbidden to climb on trolls and use them as gyms in the jungle.

At the end of May, Maine residents will be able to enjoy the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens and all of their freebies for FREE!

It’s called “Maine Days” and it’s where you can strut your stuff and reap the benefits of being a Mainer.

According to the Facebook event, you need to get your tickets in advance and bring your Maine state ID or driver’s license. This year’s event takes place over Memorial Day weekend, May 28, 29 and 30. Grab your tickets today!

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