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2023 Opening Weekend

Kick off the gardening season at McLaughlin Garden. Stroll the garden on your own with a self-guided wildflower tour and find Spring Ephemeral and native wildflowers. Shop in our plant sale and gift shop, and participate in special Mother’s Day activities on Sunday, May 14

Power Propagators

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

Do you love potting up plants? Grab a pair of gloves and come on by. We're dividing plants from the garden for our Plant Sale to help keep the Garden growing!

Lilac Festival

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

With over 125 different varieties, McLaughlin Garden’s Lilacs are the pride of the McLaughlin Garden and the focal point of this weekend’s celebration. Enjoy the glorious sights and smells while exploring the lilac collection and the rest of the garden on your own, or take a guided garden tour (daily at 11 am) with our […]

June Artist of the Month — Cassie Sano

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

June's Artist of the Month is Cassie Sano, organizer of the Kennebec Valley Plein Air Painters. Cassie works in both watercolor and oil and her work is focused largely on the beauty and charm of the Maine outdoors.

Cassie Sano — Art Opening

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

Meet and talk with Artist Cassie Sano whose paintings capture the many moods of Maine.  Cassie has been known to paint (and give painting lessons) in the Garden and will be available to discuss her techniques and inspiration.

Power Propagators

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

Join Garden Club members and volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the Mclaughlin Garden to support our plant sale.

National Pollination Celebration Week

Activities, presentations, and workshops presented during this week will emphasize and support the important work of pollinators.

Join Meteorologist Sarah Long — 4:00PM WMTW Weather Forecast

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

Sarah Long is a native New Englander who has been forecasting in northern New England for over two decades.  She earned a BS in Meteorology at UMass Lowell, and has spent time at the FAA, research facilities, and the Mt. Washington Observatory, where she experienced some of the most exciting weather in the world. Join […]

Thursday Night in the Garden Series — Make a Toad Abode presented by Oxford FCU

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

Learn how to make a Toad Abode with volunteer Susan Weiler.  Frogs and toads are integral to natural insect control in the garden.  They eat slugs, snails, and a wide variety of flying and crawling insects.  Learn how to make a sweet and cozy home to lure (or keep) toads in your garden and help […]

July Artist of the Month — Sandra Pealer

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

Visitors during the month of July can enjoy the work Award-Winning painter Sandra Pealer.Sandra Pealer currently lives and paints in and around South Paris, Maine, though she has painted throughout the Northeast for over thirty years. She has earned accolades across the US and Canada for her watercolors which she describes as a “dance between […]

Donation

Power Propagators

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

Join Garden Club members and volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale.

Thursday Night in the Garden Series — Broadway in the Barn presented by Oxford FCU

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

Thursday, July 13 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm- Broadway in the Barn - Pianist Danielle Tran is back and this time she's taking you for a walk down Broadway. She's bringing along fellow vocal musicians and stage artists, Jon Potter and Janelle Raven, for an entertaining evening of belting out Broadway tunes and learning answers to […]

Create a Picturebook Camp at McLaughlin Garden with Cassie Sano—Session 1 of 3

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

Allow creative children to join artist and author Cassie Sano, in creating an illustrated storybook step-by-step in this unique camp. Children will join artist and author Cassie Sano, in creating an illustrated storybook step-by-step. In this unique three-session camp, children will learn and practice different illustration techniques, practice plein air sketching from the garden, and […]

Community Concert, sponsored by the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival

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

Join us in the barn as Susan Rotholz (Flute) and Eliot Bailen (Cello) make beautiful music together in this free, all ages concert.  Susan is Principal Flute of the Greenwich Symphony, The New York Pops, and The New York Chamber Ensemble, and is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Little Orchestra […]

Picturebook Camp for Kids—Session 2 of 3

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

Join artist and author Cassie Sano in discovering how an illustrated storybook is created. In this three-session camp, kids will practice different illustration techniques, practice plein air sketching from the garden, and brainstorm ideas for a story about the McLaughlin frogs. Kids will finish the camp with a picture storybook they created to take home. […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Foraging Wild Mushrooms…

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

But were afraid to ask.  Join author Frank Hyman as he discusses the ins and outs of hunting for mushrooms in woods and fields.  Frank has written the definitive guide to this delicious and satisfying pastime; How to Forage Mushrooms Without Dying: an Absolute Beginners' Guide. Frank is a humorous and engaging speaker who will […]

Picturebook Camp for Kids—Session 3 of 3

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

Join artist and author Cassie Sano in discovering how an illustrated storybook is created. In this three-session camp, kids will practice different illustration techniques, practice plein air sketching from the garden, and brainstorm ideas for a story about the McLaughlin frogs. Kids will finish the camp with a picture storybook they created to take home. […]

August Artist of the Month – Virginia Valdes

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

Contemporary, multi-media artist Virginia Valdes is our featured artist of the month for August.  Virginia's work has been shown around the world and she is a recipient of a Lef Foundation grant which supported her truly interactive installation, Wasteland, at Bates College.  Her work deals with illusions, the denial of lived experiences, and the rift […]

McLaughlin Garden Art Fair

August is the perfect month in Maine for an outdoor art fair. Take part in hands-on group art projects, shop the art vendors, and watch art demonstrations, including a charming group of professional artists plein air painting throughout the garden all day. The day will also feature live music and Dave’s Backyard BBQ food truck.

Power Propagators

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

Join Garden Club members and volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale.

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! Maine fiber artist Mary DeLano will teach you the art and craft of Eco-printing; a 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 […]

Garden Illuminated-Lyle Divinsky

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

Nationally recognized singer-song writer Lyle Divinsky bring his sweet, sweet sounds and innate story-telling ability to McLaughlin Garden! All are welcome to join us in this late summer evening celebration. 300 to 400 candles light up the pathways through the Garden, creating an intimate and “other-worldly” experience under the stars to share with your friends […]

September 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 […]

Power Propagators

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

Join Garden Club members and volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale.

Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular

Now choose from 3 evenings to enjoy a spectacular number of carved and lit pumpkins lining the paths throughout McLaughlin Garden.  We will be hosting Jack O' Lantern Spectacular from Thursday, October 19th, through Saturday, October 21st, from 6:00-8:30 PM.  This event is great fun for all ages! Admission is $8 per person or 2-for-$15 […]

O.H Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Festival of Trees – First Night

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

McLaughlin Garden opens its doors again this year to welcome the public to the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual Festival of Trees. For three days, the barn will be filled with glittering lights, magical displays, and the sounds of the holiday. Get into the holiday spirit with one of the most beautiful and […]

O.H Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Festival of Trees – Second Day

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

McLaughlin Garden opens its doors again this year to welcome the public to the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual Festival of Trees. For three days, the barn will be filled with glittering lights, magical displays, and the sounds of the holiday. Get into the holiday spirit with one of the most beautiful and […]

O.H Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Festival of Trees – Final Day

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

McLaughlin Garden opens its doors again this year to welcome the public to the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual Festival of Trees. For three days, the barn will be filled with glittering lights, magical displays, and the sounds of the holiday. Get into the holiday spirit with one of the most beautiful and […]

McLaughlin Garden Annual Online Auction

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

Feel the excitement of bidding on a variety of items from the comfort of your home. From a weeklong stay in a Paris apartment to tickets to special events, you won’t find another auction catalog like it! This is a fundraising auction where all proceeds go directly to supporting the garden and its programming. This […]