Palos Verdes home owners can take a short trip to the South Coast Botanic Garden for their newest earth rumbling exhibit opening on October 1, 2023. Thomas Dambo TROLLS: Save the Humans will have its West Coast premiere at the Garden on October 1, 2023, featuring the acclaimed artists signature folklore inspired toll sculptures built from reclaimed materials. These six larger-than-life trolls are meeting here in these 87 acres to try to help us humans out. You see, hundreds of trolls came together at “Trolliefolkyfest” to discuss their favorite topic – humans. While they know we mean well, we keep failing them by making questionable choices, like cutting down forests, emptying rivers, and putting humans – and them – in danger. While most of the trolls think we are past saving, these SIX think they can help us, and they are headed here to the South Coast Botanic Garden.
Today, Thomas is known internationally for his larger-than-life Troll sculptures made from recycled wood. With 87 sculptures all over the world, these Trolls have begun to have a life of their own. Popping up in Denmark, the USA, France, Germany, China, South Korea, Chile, and many more on the way, the message of sustainability and unlimited imagination have reached millions through in-person visits, shared photos, and international media coverage. Thomas’ vision is to create art that inspires people to go explore, have adventures in nature, and demonstrates that trash can be turned into something beautiful.
Timed ticket reservations will be required for all visitors due to social distancing. To enjoy this special experience the admission is $15/adult, $11/senior, $5/ 5-12 children, $11 student and under 4 is free. For more information or to purchase admission tickets click here. This also includes admission to the entire garden areas.
The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.
To read my prior article about the Garden click here.
Photo of Sofus Lotus courtesy of the South Coast Botanic Garden