As a non-profit, your help is essential to the preservation of the Garden & Homestead - from weeding to the Gift Shop, there's something for everyone!

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Our gorgeous grounds are available for rental to host your perfect wedding, baby shower, reunion, group meeting, memorial, or any special event.

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We are entering our 17th season stewarding the beautiful gardens and homestead of Bernard McLaughlin in the Oxford Hills region of Western Maine.

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meet the director of horticulture

Kristin perry 

Throughout the past 14 years with the Garden & Homestead, Kristin's passion and commitment shines through the entire collection. From our famous lilacs, to beekeeping, to the working dye garden, Kristin is always busy. She also offers her time and expertise to tours, educational classes and the annual plant sales. Drop by and say hello!

Visitors love us
Trip Advisor!

#1 Attraction in ​South Paris, ME

The McLaughlin Foundation invites you to explore the historic home, barn, plant sale including McLaughlin Originals, and the Garden Gift Shop as you enjoy the serenity of this Maine treasure.

Call us! 207-743-8820

The legacy of the McLaughlin Garden & Homestead is truly a shared one. Support from members directly ensures the ability to continue our work.

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come visit the garden & homestead

Physical address: 97 and 103 Main Street South Paris, ME 04281                         

Mailing address: PO Box 492 South Paris, ME 04281


Hours vary by season - Contact us with questions

"Quiet oasis...Unique, serene gardens"

"A gem in the community and state of Maine!"

"I suspect there is always
​something in bloom. 
A great place to saunter through."

You can now donate online!

Support the great work of the McLaughlin Foundation by clicking the button at right and donating via PayPal! Thanks for your ongoing support.

The McLaughlin Foundation is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit, all donations are tax deductible. Please contact the Foundation if you do not receive mailed confirmation.

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