The Jack O'Lantern Spectacular is cancelled Saturday due to rain:  join us on  Sunday Oct. 23, 6-9PM.  Admission is $5.00 per person

The Garden, Gift Shop, and Plant Sales open  Tuesday through Sunday 12 PM to 4PM.

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You can usually find our director of horticulture, Kristin Perry, working in the garden!

Calling all Pumpkin Carvers!  On Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 20, we will set up a "Carving Room" on the second floor of the McLaughlin Home. We will supply pumpkins, tools, and ideas--please email if you wish to join us in cleaning and carving.  All are welcome.


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.


Special thanks to these sponsors:

The Androscoggin Bank, Stephens Memorial Hospital, the Chandler Funeral Home, Slattery's Farm, and Cooper Farms for the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular 2016.

Norway Savings Bank and the Maine Woods Tourism Initiative for upcoming upgrades to our website.

Edward Jones Investments, South Paris, ME for supporting Garden Illuminated 2016.

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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

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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Call us! 207-743-8820

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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.

We were featured in Coastal Home Magazine in spring 2015:

We are entering our 19th season stewarding the beautiful gardens and homestead of Bernard McLaughlin in the Oxford Hills region of Western Maine.

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Please contact the executive director, Donna Anderson, at to discuss rentals.

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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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