The 2015 Jack O'Lantern Spectacular is coming on October 23 and 24, between 6 and 9 PM!  Go to the Programs and Events page to learn more. 

Fall Hours:

The garden is open 7 days a week from about 8AM to 6PM.

The Garden Gift Shop and Plant Sales are open Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 4PM ​​

Join us for the 

Jack O'Lantern Spectacular, October 23 and 24


The November 12 bus trip to the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum in Boston


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 Chandler Funeral Home for the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular 2015.

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

Aroma Joe's Coffee at the Oxford Plaza, for coffee vouchers for our bus trip (Oxford pickup)

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

Johnny's Selected Seeds

for organizational support​​

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

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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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.

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!

meet the director of horticulture

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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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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