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Mushroom Log Workshop

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Do you love culinary mushrooms, but want to try something other than Portabella? Join Horticulturist and fungi enthusiast, Corey Kotfila, as you inoculate your very own edible mushroom logs! In this workshop, participants will start and take home two logs each, which will eventually produce delicious shiitake and blue oyster mushrooms. Bringing your own handheld […]

May Artist of the Month- Cassie Sano

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

May Artist of the Month is painter, potter, writer and illustrator, and teacher, Cassie Sano. Cassie is a contemporary realist painter living in Augusta, Maine. Since discovering the McLaughlin Garden while plein air painting here during our 2022 McLaughlin Art Fair, Cassie has become a generous supporter of the Garden, hosting a children's program last […]

2024 Wildflower & Whimsy Yard Sale

It's time for spring cleaning! If you have tools, pots, or garden-themed items that you no longer want or need, consider donating them to our Wildflower & Whimsy Yard Sale taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th. We will take any salable home and garden items in good condition including glassware/dishes, linens, […]

2024 Wildflower & Whimsy Yard Sale

It's time for spring cleaning! If you have tools, pots, or garden-themed items that you no longer want or need, consider donating them to our Wildflower & Whimsy Yard Sale taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th. We will take any salable home and garden items in good condition including glassware/dishes, linens, […]

2024 Member’s Only Plant Sale & Opening Weekend Celebration

If you haven't purchased your membership for the 2024 season, now is the perfect time!  Kick off our gardening season at our Members Only Event. Join our spring ephemeral wildflower tour, take advantage of early bird access to our most complete selection of native and unique perennial plants for your garden, and enjoy other Member […]

Power Propagators

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month during the growing season from 9:30a.m to noon to divide and pot up plants from our garden for sale in the McLaughlin plant sale. Power Propagators is a great opportunity to learn about plants and meet new people. Bring your favorite pair of gloves and get […]

Artist reception- Cassie Sano

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Meet McLaughlin Gallery's May Artist of the Month, painter, potter, writer and illustrator Cassie Sano. All are welcome! Enjoy the afternoon admiring Cassie's oil and watercolor exhibit hanging in the gallery and get to know the artist behind the art.

Event Series Lilac Festival

Lilac Festival

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Set in the heart of the garden surrounded by the fresh green of spring, our native wildflower-lined paths welcome in Western Maine's Lilac season and frame the setting for the immersive experience of the McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival.  With over 125 different varieties, McLaughlin Garden’s “scent-sational” Lilacs are the pride of the McLaughlin Garden and […]

Event Series Lilac Festival

Lilac Festival

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Set in the heart of the garden surrounded by the fresh green of spring, our native wildflower-lined paths welcome in Western Maine's Lilac season and frame the setting for the immersive experience of the McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival.  With over 125 different varieties, McLaughlin Garden’s “scent-sational” Lilacs are the pride of the McLaughlin Garden and […]

Event Series Lilac Festival

Lilac Festival

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Set in the heart of the garden surrounded by the fresh green of spring, our native wildflower-lined paths welcome in Western Maine's Lilac season and frame the setting for the immersive experience of the McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival.  With over 125 different varieties, McLaughlin Garden’s “scent-sational” Lilacs are the pride of the McLaughlin Garden and […]

Event Series Lilac Festival

Lilac Festival

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Set in the heart of the garden surrounded by the fresh green of spring, our native wildflower-lined paths welcome in Western Maine's Lilac season and frame the setting for the immersive experience of the McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival.  With over 125 different varieties, McLaughlin Garden’s “scent-sational” Lilacs are the pride of the McLaughlin Garden and […]

June Artist of the Month- Joyce Coyne

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

As a watercolor painter, Joyce Coyne’s art career has spanned more than 30 years. In that time, she has participated in solo exhibits as well as group shows, including most notably, the Juried Canadian Watercolorists acceptance into “Les Fleurs” held at Montreal’s Botanical Gardens. She has received numerous awards at sidewalk art shows throughout Maine […]

Meet Your Beekeeper with Bev Stevens

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Are you interested in beekeeping but not quite sure what it involves? Here is your chance to learn what it’s all about and how honey bees are cared for! Beekeeper, Bev Stevens, of Old Glory Bees and Honey will show you the tools of the trade and explain how they all work. You’ll see bees […]

Picassiette Mosaic Workshop led by artist Sophia Maamouri

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

In this full day class, Sophia guides you in creating a mosaic using the Picassiette (broken dish) method. All materials will be provided including a base surface for your tile work, adhesive, and some broken ceramic and tile pieces. Participants should bring additional tiling pieces like favorite dishes, etc., to break (or that may already […]

Power Propagators

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month during the growing season from 9:30a.m to noon to divide and pot up plants from our garden for sale in the McLaughlin plant sale. Power Propagators is a great opportunity to learn about plants and meet new people. Bring your favorite pair of gloves and get […]

Pollination Celebration!

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

US Fish and Wildlife Biologist Hannah Mullally will be speaking on the importance of pollinators.  11:00 AM.

Panel Discussion: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation with Plants

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

In collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Oxford County, The McLaughlin Garden and Homestead is proud to be hosting a panel discussion on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation with Plants. Join us at the Garden for a moderated, public discussion among experts in the fields of horticulture, agriculture, ecology, forestry, and climatology. […]

Schooner Fare outdoor concert at McLaughlin Garden

Schooner Fare, one of Maine most beloved bands, is coming to McLaughlin Garden on Thursday, June, 27th, from 6:00- 7:30.  Chuck and Steve Romanoff will entertain us with their catalog of traditional, folk, and original songs. Schooner Fare has won unanimous critical praise for captivating harmonies and winning stage presence. In addition to their numerous […]

Mr Drew and His Animals Too

McLaughlin Garden is excited to welcome Mr Drew and His Animals Too for a one hour long, hands on learning experience. Mr. Drew shares an up-close look at what it takes to keep exotic animals and their environments healthy. Meet and greet our very special guests, Mr Drew's menagerie of exotic reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. […]

Power Propagators

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month during the growing season from 9:30a.m to noon to divide and pot up plants from our garden for sale in the McLaughlin plant sale. Power Propagators is a great opportunity to learn about plants and meet new people. Bring your favorite pair of gloves and get […]

Thursday Night in the Garden Series- John Smedley and Tim Clough, Jazz Duo presented by Oxford Federal Credit Union

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Join us in the Barn on July 11 for an evening of jazz standards and original music with John Smedley, guitarist and Tim Clough on the double bass.  John is a physicist by day, and also teaches musical acoustics and jazz guitar at Bates College, while Tim is an independent real estate evaluator.  They have […]

Thursday Night in the Garden Series- Disco Dance Party in the Barn presented by Oxford Federal Credit Union

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Come to our "boogie wonderland" and get your groove on with DJ Peter G!  Don your sparkliest disco attire and join us in a dance party throwback!  This all ages event will be an evening to remember as DJ Peter G spins our favorite dance tunes from the seventies and eighties.  Bring your littles, your […]

Community Concert- performed by Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

The musicians of the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will again perform a world-class music concert in our barn! The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival organization is committed to sharing the vitality of live music and showing how it contributes to enriching the lives of everyone within our community. For the artists who have performed at the […]

August Artist of the Month- Ainslie Phillips

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Ainslie Phillips has been drawing and painting her entire life.  Her interest in art led her to an intensive Studio Art summer session at Andover Academy, as well as to art classes while getting her undergraduate degree at Yale University. She also created an interdisciplinary project based on the intersection of design, architecture, and Geometry while […]

Thursday Night in the Garden Series- Sky Blue Canoe presented by Oxford Federal Credit Union

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

On Aug 8th, join us in welcoming multi-instrumentalists Vanessa Jones and Jerry Adams to the Barn from 6-8 PM, for an evening of folk, bluegrass, and original music.  This all ages show is sure to be a perfect fit for a relaxing summer evening in Maine. Cold beverages will be available. The McLaughlin Garden's Thursday […]

Power Propagators

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month during the growing season from 9:30a.m to noon to divide and pot up plants from our garden for sale in the McLaughlin plant sale. Power Propagators is a great opportunity to learn about plants and meet new people. Bring your favorite pair of gloves and get […]

Garden Illuminated- Featuring Live music by Boyden Hill Mahan

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

All are welcome at McLaughlin Garden's signature late summer evening celebration. Hundreds of candles light up the pathways through the Garden, creating an intimate and “other-worldly” experience under the stars to share with your friends and family. Inside the barn, mix and mingle to live music featuring the groove trio of Boyden Hill Mahan. We […]

Eco-Printing Workshop with Mary Delano

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Record your visit to McLaughlin Garden by printing our plants on fabric! Learn the art of eco-printing with Maine fiber artist Mary DeLano. Eco-Printing is a fascinating process where plant materials are placed on specially treated fabric and then steamed to release the pigments in the plants, leaving realistic prints of the plants on the […]

Power Propagators

McLaughlin Garden 97 Main Street, Paris, ME, United States

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month during the growing season from 9:30a.m to noon to divide and pot up plants from our garden for sale in the McLaughlin plant sale. Power Propagators is a great opportunity to learn about plants and meet new people. Bring your favorite pair of gloves and get […]

Event Series Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular

Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular

Choose from 3 spectacular evenings to enjoy hand carved pumpkins and light displays lining the paths throughout McLaughlin Garden.  We are hosting Jack O' Lantern Spectacular from Thursday, October 17th, through Saturday, October 19th, from 6:00-8:30 PM.  This event is great fun for all ages! Admission is $8 per person or 2-for-$15 for guests two […]

Event Series Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular

Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular

Choose from 3 spectacular evenings to enjoy hand carved pumpkins and light displays lining the paths throughout McLaughlin Garden.  We are hosting Jack O' Lantern Spectacular from Thursday, October 17th, through Saturday, October 19th, from 6:00-8:30 PM.  This event is great fun for all ages! Admission is $8 per person or 2-for-$15 for guests two […]

Event Series Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular

Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular

Choose from 3 spectacular evenings to enjoy hand carved pumpkins and light displays lining the paths throughout McLaughlin Garden.  We are hosting Jack O' Lantern Spectacular from Thursday, October 17th, through Saturday, October 19th, from 6:00-8:30 PM.  This event is great fun for all ages! Admission is $8 per person or 2-for-$15 for guests two […]