A beautiful garden in Portland, Maine, was painted over this week.
The City of Portland said that on April 10, it painted over a small section of the Garden of the Arts on the west side of Portland’s downtown.
That portion of the garden was removed.
The city also removed the decorative art on the side of the road, and the lawn is now free to the public.
In a statement, the Portland Parks and Recreation Department said it is looking into the painting.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said in a statement that the city has an obligation to “give people the opportunity to have a beautiful, beautiful place to live and work.”