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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens to hold 'Maine Days' on June 2-4

Tickets for this year's 'Maine Days' have sold out, according to the gardens' website.

BOOTHBAY, Maine — The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ "Maine Days" welcome Maine residents to visit at no cost. While these days have traditionally been held over Memorial Day weekend, this year's "Maine Days" will be held the weekend of June 2-4.

The gardens made the announcement in a press release on Tuesday, May 9. By late morning on Wednesday, May 10, all of the "Maine Days" tickets had sold out.

Advance registration was required, and the gardens had warned in the press release that the "Maine Days" fill up quickly. The tickets are rain or shine, the release stated.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Mainers to the Gardens for this special weekend," Gardens President and CEO Gretchen Ostherr said in the release. "Over the years, we found that many people already have plans over the Memorial Day holiday, so we decided to try the following weekend to see if it’s better for our Maine community. We’re so excited to share this resource with our neighbors and make it the best possible experience for them."

The popular Maine attraction is comprised of cultivated, formal gardens and natural landscapes that highlight natural history, habitats, botany, horticulture, and ecological connections. There are also some large trolls hidden in the woods at the gardens, created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo using recycled wood. The five trolls, named Roskva, Lilja, Birk, Soren, and Gro, are the "Guardians of the Seeds" with a message of conservation.

Gardening with Gutner visited the gardens for a tour last year. Learn more about the attraction in the segment below.

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