Are you looking for a unique weekend activity? If so, lace up your hiking boots for a one-of-a-kind troll hunt at the Morton Arboretum. There are six trolls to discover, and if you find them all, you’ll have covered between six and seven miles of the arboretum’s terrain.
About the Trolls
Resembling the trolls of European folklore, these characters undoubtedly share the arboretum’s care and concern for the environment. They stand between 15 and 30 feet tall and were first spotted on the arboretum’s grounds in 2018. Plus, one of the trolls is especially formidable in size: it measures an astounding 60 feet long.
Before starting your search, don’t forget to pick up the Troll Hunter’s Handbook. It holds the clues regarding each troll’s whereabouts.
About the Artist
Thomas Dambo is an artist who specializes in creating unique works of art from recycled materials. While growing up in Odense, Denmark, he made everything from treehouses to soapbox cars. Thomas’ first significant endeavor consisted of 3,500 birdhouses created from discarded construction items. They were displayed around the world and gained undeniably positive accolades from art critics.
Today, Thomas lives in Copenhagen, and the Troll Hunt is his first large-scale exhibit in the United States.
About the Gardens
As you hunt for the trolls, don’t forget to explore the incredible gardens. There’s always something in bloom at the Morton Arboretum.
Four Season Garden
Currently featuring winter greens and bright branches, the Four Season Garden contains over 70 plant varieties. It has been an arboretum favorite since 1994, with the small circular bed featuring unique shrubs according to the season.
Complete with seasonal displays, the Container Gardens are as beautiful as they are whimsical. They add color and character through a combination of aquatics, ornamental grasses, and flowering shrubs.
Learn More About Morton Arboretum
If you’re a nature enthusiast, you don’t want to miss a visit to this gorgeous arboretum.
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