The Garden Gift Shop is closed except for Wednesdays afternoons in March and April.

Check the Programs and Events menu for new about our 2016 Winter Lecture Series!​​

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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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

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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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​​

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!


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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.

meet the director of horticulture


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

Call us! 207-743-8820


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 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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