Visiting McLaughlin Garden & Homestead
Hours and admission
Hours: The Garden grounds are open to visitors each day from dawn until dusk, Mother’s Day weekend until November 1.
The Garden Gift Shop is open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesdays through Sundays from Mothers’ Day weekend until December 23.
Admission: Visiting us is always free, although a $10 donation is suggested.
Getting to the garden
From Augusta: Take I-95 S toward Portland. Go for 34.4 mi. Take exit 75 toward New Gloucester/ME-4 S/ME-100 S onto US-202 W (Washington St). Go for 1.5 mi. Turn right onto Poland Spring Rd (ME-122). Go for 0.8 mi. Turn left onto Hotel Rd (ME-122) toward Poland. Go for 0.7 mi. Continue on Ricker Rd (ME-122). Go for 1.1 mi. Continue on Spring Water Rd (ME-122). Go for 2.4 mi. Turn sharp right onto Maine St (ME-26) toward Poland Ctr./Oxford. Go for 16.8 mi. Turn right onto Paris St (ME-26/ME-117). Go for 1.1 mi. (Time–1.25 hour)
From Portland: Take the Maine Turnpike North/Lewiston/Augusta onto I-95 N (Gold Star Memorial Hwy). Take exit 63 toward US-202/ME-115/ME-4/ME-26A/Gray/New Gloucester. Go for 0.3 mi. Turn left onto W Gray Rd (US-202) toward ME-26A/South Paris/Bethel. Go for 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Maine Wildlife Park Way (ME-26A). Go for 1.2 mi. Continue on Shaker Rd (ME-26). Go for 0.3 mi. Continue on Shaker Rd (ME-26). Go for 24.9 mi. Turn right onto Paris St (ME-26/ME-117). Go for 1.1 mi. (Time–1 hour)
From Lewiston/Auburn: From Court Street in Auburn, take Minot Ave (ME-11/ME-121) west for 3.4 mi. Turn right onto Woodman Hill Rd (ME-119). Go for 5.4 mi. Continue on ME-119 through West Minot and Hebron. In South Paris ME-119 becomes ME-117. As you enter town, turn left on Market Sq. (ME-117). Go for just under .5 mi.
Tours and Group Visits
Private tours, led by our horticulturist, are available for a fee of $10.00 per person with a $50.00 minimum. Tours should be arranged at least one week in advance.
Arrangements can be made for groups to gather in the barn before and after a tour for BYO refreshments. Please contact us for more details.
Please email us at least one week in advance to guarantee availability.