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#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.

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


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.

The Annual Summer Benefit Auction will take place on Saturday, August 13 at 6:00 PM.  Tickets are on sale for $40 in the Garden Gift Shop and online bidding will open on Tuesday, August 10 at

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The Garden, Gift Shop, and Plant Sales open  Tuesday through Sunday 10AM to 4PM.

The Annual Summer auction will take place Saturday, August 13--bid online at:

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:

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

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