97 & 103 Main Street, South Paris, ME 04281 info@mclaughlingarden.org 207-743-8820

Garden Events and Programs


Wednesday, February 20 (3:30 tea, 4:00 lecture)
Lecture Series: Tom Estabrook, “How to Use Under Used Plants in Your Garden.”

Wednesday, February 27
Lecture Series: Mike Schwindt, “From Seeds to Trees.”


Wednesday, March 6
Lecture Series: Donna Anderson, “Pleasure Gardens for Kings, Queens, and Commoners:  500 Years of Historic Gardens at Hampton Court.”

Wednesday, March 13
Lecture Series: Cindy Creps, “Growing and Arranging Cut Flowers.”

Wednesday, March 20
Lecture Series: Ted Anderson, “Heard But Not (Often) Seen:  Discovering the Hidden Birds of Western Maine.”

Wednesday, March 27
Lecture Series: Aurelia Scott, “Alliums Alive! Growing Garlic, Chives, Scallions, and Decorative Alliums in Flower Beds and Containers.”

March 28-31 (Thurs.–Sun.)
Maine Flower Show in Portland


Friday, May 10
McLaughlin Garden Opens

May 10-12 (Fri.–Sun.)
Wildflower Celebration

Saturday, May 11
Lecture by Jean Potuchek, “Invasive Plants and the Challenge of Ethical Gardening.”

May 24-27 (Fri.–Mon. / Memorial Weekend)
McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival


Friday, July 19
Garden Illuminated for Children

Saturday, July 20
Garden Illuminated for Adults


Saturday, August 17
Annual Benefit Auction


October 18-19 (Fri. – Sat.)
Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular