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Winter Lecture Series part 1- “Bird Friendly Maple”

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

The McLaughlin Garden Winter Lectures series opens with guest speakers Brian and Suzanne Dunham of Dunham Farm and Velvet Hollow Sugar Works in Greenwood. Their lecture, “Bird-Friendly Maple”, includes both maple sugaring and birding information. The Dunhams commit to increasing the diversity of birds and wildlife who call the forests on their property home. Their […]

Winter Lecture Series part 2- “The Miracle of Seeds: A Flower Gardener’s Journey”

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

Michelle Cloutier, owner of the cut flower design business Squash Pie Blossom, will be presenting “The Miracle of Seeds: A Flower Gardener’s Journey”. Her garden is located in Norway and features rows of colorful annuals that she grows from seed. During the growing season, Michelle harvests her fresh flower blooms and designs them into unique […]

Winter Lecture Series part 3- “Maine Big Night: From a Salamander to a Statewide Movement”

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

Lecture #3 introduces us to Greg LeClair, founder and organizer of Maine Big Night. Greg, is a Ph.D student at UMO, a 2022 Brookie Award recipient, and a 2023 recipient of the NWF's National Conservation Young Leader Award. His presentation "Maine Big Night: From a Salamander to a Statewide Movement" describes his work in amphibian […]

Winter Lecture Series part 4- “Gardening in Troughs and the Plants that Thrive in Them””

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

The final lecture of the 2024 series features Marianne Dodge as she presents “Gardening in Troughs and the Plants that Thrive in Them”. A member of St Mary's Garden Club, Marianne is also a member of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS). Troughs are most often used for planting miniature rock gardens,  but other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Mullaley will be speaking on the importance of pollinators.  Time TBD.

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 […]

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 […]