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

Garden Events and Programs

February 2020

Wednesday, February 19 (3:30 pm Tea, 4:00 pm Lecture)
Lecture Series: Trish Logan-  Photographing Flowers – Learn the FUNdamentals.  Please bring your fully charged cell phones or cameras to try out techniques that you will learn in this lecture.

Wednesday, February 26 (3:30 pm Tea, 4:00 pm Lecture)
Lecture Series: Tom Carey: Rocks Really Rock! In gardens and walls


March 2020

Wednesday, March 4 (3:30 pm Tea, 4:00 pm Lecture)
Lecture Series: Harriet Robinson: Growing Irises in Maine

Wednesday, March 11 (3:30 pm Tea, 4:00 pm Lecture)
Lecture Series: Mark Brandhorst:  Creative gardening with annuals

Wednesday, March 18 (3:30 pm Tea, 4:00 pm Lecture)
Lecture Series: Tom Atwell: Tools: How to Choose Them, Use Them and Take Care of Them-CANCELLED

Wednesday, March 25 (3:30 pm Tea, 4:00 pm Lecture)
Lecture Series: Rebecca Long: Gardening from the ground, up — The Basics of Soil Science for Gardeners-CANCELLED

March 25-29 (Thursday – Sunday)
Maine Flower Show in Portland- CANCELLED


May 2020

Opening Day for plant sales is Saturday, May 9, 2020          

Friday, May 8- 10:00 am to 4:00 pmCANCELLED
Members-only plant sale                  

Friday, May 8- 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm  CANCELLED
Members-only “Season Kick-Off” event
with gallery opening (new for 2020) featuring the work of Laurie Jean Kramer

May 9-10 (Saturday & Sunday)-10:00 am to 4:00 pm  CANCELLED
Wildflower Celebration and Wildflowers and Whimsy Yard Sale, garden tours and workshops, tool sharpening, plant and gift shop sales, musical entertainment and special Mother’s Day activities on Sunday, May 10

May 22-25 (Friday-Monday/ Memorial Weekend)- CANCELLED
McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival- Short Folks for Hope ice cream vendor, garden tours and workshops, plant and gift shop sales, musical entertainment and the glorious sight and smell of our over 200 tree lilac collection.

Friday, May 22- 3:30 pm- CANCELLED
Chewonki presentation “Mammals of Maine”


June 2020

Thursday, June 11- 9:00 am-11:30 pm
Power Propagators 

Thursday,  June 11- Thursday, June 25
Children’s Story Walk 

NEW for 2020

Friday, June 12- Friday, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Artist Reception: Watercolorist Lynn Driscoll CANCELLED

NEW for 2020

Thursday, June 18- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden series- Watercolor class with professional artist and teacher Lynn Driscoll

NEW for 2020

Friday, June 21
Father’s Day Celebration

Thursday, June 25- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- Make spring rolls and dipping sauces from edible wild plants and foods with Meryl Kelly owner of Parea Kitchen & Catering

Saturday, June 27
Annual Benefit Auction


July 2020

Thursday, July 2- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- Live music by Sam Whitman

Wednesday, July 8- 9:30am-10:45am
Yoga in the Garden with Erin Girzone

Thursday, July 9- 9:00 am-11:30 pm
Power Propagators

Thursday, July 9- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- Improv performance with OHMPAA

Wednesday, July15- 9:30am-10:45am
Yoga in the Garden with Erin Girzone

Thursday, July 16- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden-Paint and sip with artist Elizabeth Murphy of The Gypsy Canvas

Wednesday, July22- 9:30am-10:45am
Yoga in the Garden with Erin Girzone

Thursday, July 23- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- Photography workshop with professional photographer Trish Logan

Wednesday, July 29- 9:30am-10:45am
Yoga in the Garden with Erin Girzone

Wednesday, July 29- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cancer Resource center concert

Thursday, July 30- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- Fern walk in the McLaughlin Garden with Kristin Perry


August 2020
Thursday, August 6- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden 

Thursday, August 13- 9:00 am-11:30 pm
Power Propagators

Thursday, August 13- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden Creative Garden Lighting with Marcia Hilton

Saturday, August 21- 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Fairy and Gnome Dance Party

Saturday, August 22- 8:00 pm-10:00 pm  
Garden Illuminated

 


September 2020

Thursday, September 10- 9:00 am-11:30 pm
Power Propagators


October 2020

October 16-17 (Friday-Saturday)
Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular- Spend the evening enjoying the spectacular amount of carved and lit pumpkins lining the paths through the garden. Admission is $5 and includes cider and popcorn and use of the decorated photo booth in the barn.


November 2020

Autumn Centerpiece Workshop TBD

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Bring your own waterproof, container and we’ll provide the greens and natural materials for a beautiful, autumn-themed tabletop arrangement. The cost is $10 per arrangement and includes 1 bow of your choice. Additional centerpiece decorations will be available for a nominal fee. Space is limited so please call to make reservations for either 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm at 207-743-8820. Refreshments will be served–come for a relaxing and fun event before the cooking begins!


December 2020

Wreath making workshop TBD

The cost for this workshop is $20 and includes all of the supplies that you will need. We will guide you and your friends and family through the steps to make your very own holiday wreath. Additional wreath decorations will be available for a nominal fee. Space is limited so please call to make reservations for either 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm at 207-743-8820. Refreshments will be served.

Holiday Centerpiece workshop TBD

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Bring your own waterproof, tabletop container and we’ll provide the greens and natural materials for a beautiful holiday-themed tabletop arrangement. The cost is $10 per arrangement and includes 1 bow of your choice. Additional centerpiece decorations will be available for a nominal fee. Space is limited so please call to make reservations for either 1:00 pm or 2:00pm at 207-743-8820. Refreshments will be served–come with your friends and family for a relaxing and creative pre-holiday gathering.

Member Christmas Party TBD