• Trolls by Thomas Dambo


    This new outdoor exhibition features six folklore-inspired activist Trolls on a mission to teach humans to rediscover nature and inspire them to be good stewards of Earth.



Photos courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Garden



An all-new outdoor traveling exhibition, TROLLS: Save the Humans by Thomas Dambo, tells the story of six young Trolls who have noticed that humans are disconnected from nature and have started harming the planet. Through activism, the goal of the tribe is to help humans rediscover nature and inspire them to be good stewards of the earth. This young group of Trolls teaches people that you can change the world in a positive way with your own hands and your own trash. Each troll brings a story to tell the humans through their unique personalities.

This all-new outdoor traveling exhibition, features Thomas Dambo’s signature folklore-inspired sculptures built from recycled materials, will amaze and delight visitors of all ages. The Trolls never cease to inspire with their larger-than life scale and presence. Like many of Dambo’s sculptures, each Troll has been created from reclaimed wood, highlighting the artist’s passion as a recycling art activist. His vision is to create art that will inspire people to explore and create new adventures in nature while demonstrating that trash can be turned into something beautiful and unique. His work is scattered across the globe and has drawn large audiences to every venue, no matter the country or the Troll.

TROLLS: Save the Humans fuses fairytales, whimsy, and incredible art installations to inspire visitors to explore themes including nature, art, recycling and reusing trash, the importance of plants and gardens, and more.


  • Six Gigantic Troll Sculptures Made of Reclaimed Materials
  • Educator Guide and Turnkey Marketing Assets
  • Information About the Artist
  • Complimentary Exhibition Catalog Available for Purchase


  • The Atlanta Botanical Garden was honored to host the 2023 world premiere of TROLLS: Save the Humans by Thomas Dambo. The Trolls’ message of caring for our planet aligned perfectly with the Garden’s mission and resonated with audiences, drawing an impressive 55% of first-time visitors. Beyond the captivating Trolls themselves, working alongside Dambo and the Imagine Exhibitions team was an exceptionally smooth, professional, and rewarding experience. We couldn't have asked for a more productive and successful collaboration.

    Mary Pat Matheson
    Anna and Hays Mershon President and CEO
    Atlanta Botanical Garden
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