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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Please contact the executive director, Donna Anderson, at mclgardn@megalink.net to discuss rentals.

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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

Special thanks to these sponsors:

​The Norway Savings Bank, for sponsorship of the Lilac Festival

Bessey Motors of South Paris, for providing a van rental for the Portland Flower Show


Johnny's Selected Seeds

for organizational support http://www.johnnyseeds.com


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.

​​Save these dates:

May 22, 5PM: Art in the Barn Premier:  Suzanne Hardy "The Camera and Creation"

May 23–23:  The Lilac Festival

Sponsored by The Norway Savings Bank

Attention Photographers!

The Garden has a new photography policy.  

Please visit the Programs and Events page for more details.


Join us for the 

Wildflower Celebration, May 8–10


The Lilac Festival, May 23–25

The Lilac Festival is sponsored by the Norway Savings Bank