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

McLaughlin Art Gallery exhibit- June Artist of the Month-Artwork by painter Lynn Driscoll

Thursday, June 11- 9:30 am-11:30 pm
Power Propagators-Join garden club members and McLaughlin volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale.

NEW for 2020

Wednesday, June 17- 6:00 pm-7:30pm
Artist Reception: Watercolorist Lynn Driscoll 

NEW for 2020

Thursday, June 25- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- Watercolor class with professional artist and teacher Lynn Driscoll -RESCHEDULED TO JULY 2

Saturday, June 27
Annual Benefit Auction- CANCELLED


July 2020

McLaughlin Art Gallery exhibit- July Artist of the Month-Artwork by painter Jinger Duryea

Thursday, July 2- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- Watercolor class with professional artist and teacher Lynn Driscoll

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

Thursday, July 9- 9:30 am-11:30 pm
Power Propagators- Join garden club members and McLaughlin volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale.

 

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- CANCELLED

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

Wednesday, July 29- 3:00 pm
Cancer Resource center concert- CANCELLED

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

McLaughlin Art Gallery exhibit- August Artist of the Month-Artwork by painter Suzanne Hardy

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

Thursday, August 13- 9:30 am-11:30 pm
Power Propagators- Join garden club members and McLaughlin volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale.

Thursday, August 13- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden Improv performance with OHMPAA- CANCELLED

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

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

 


September 2020

McLaughlin Art Gallery exhibitSeptember Artist of the Month- Artwork by painter Jo Thomas

Thursday, September 10- 9:30 am-11:30 pm
Power Propagators- Join garden club members and McLaughlin volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale.

Saturday, September 26-10:00 am-3:00 pm- Art Fair
Don your face covering and enjoy the end of the summer by visiting the McLaughlin Garden for an outdoor Art Fair. Artist’s tents and plein air painters are painting throughout the garden all day. Live acoustic classical guitar music. All artwork is available for purchase with the proceeds supporting The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead and our talented local artists.


October 2020

McLaughlin Art Gallery exhibit-October Artist of the Month- Artwork by painter Sandra Pealer

October 16-17 (Friday-Saturday)- CANCELLED- Stay tuned for an alternative event (See below)
Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular- Spend the evening enjoying a spectacular amount of carved and lit pumpkins lining the paths through the garden. Admission is $5 per person for guests 2 y,o and older and includes cider and popcorn and use of the decorated photo booth in the barn.

 

October 17 (Saturday) 4pm- Live Storytelling:  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Headless Horseman Rides Again! Storyteller J.T. Turner portrays Washington Irving telling his most famous tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Taking on all the roles of this Halloween tale, Turner has adapted the piece to keep all ages entertained. It is story theater at its best.
The performance will take place in the barn and seating is limited so reserve your tickets soon! Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by calling or visiting The Tribune Books & Gifts 430 Main St. Norway (739-6200) or The McLaughlin Garden 97 Main St. South Paris (743-8820). Payment is due upon reservation and is non refundable unless the event is cancelled. J.T. Turner is an award-winning professional actor, director, and writer.

October 18 (Sunday)- Autumn pumpkin flower arranging
Create an autumn centerpiece in a pumpkin using dried flowers and other natural materials. Each guest will be given a hollowed out pumpkin and a kit of materials needed to create an arrangement. Extra materials will be available for an additional cost. Space is VERY limited and proper use of facial coverings are required to attend this event. The cost is $15 per kit. This is an RSVP only event with non refundable payment required at the time of reservation. Workshop times are 12pm to 1:45 pm and 2:00pm to 3:45pm. Please call 743-8820 to reserve your space.

October 24th & 25th (Saturday & Sunday)- Pumpkin Carving Workshop!

Buy a pumpkin for $10 and we will gut your pumpkin for you, make available for your use all of our stencils and carving tools that we use when creating our Jack O’Lantern Spectacular displays, provide a festive workspace that observes social distancing, AND clean up the mess when you are done and ready to take your carved pumpkin home. 10am to 4pm.


November 2020

November 22 (Sunday)- Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Create a Thanksgiving tabletop centerpiece in a 6 to 8 inch waterproof container that you bring from home (or buy here in the gift shop) using dried flowers and other natural materials. Each guest will be given a kit of materials needed to create an arrangement. Extra kits and materials will be available for an additional cost. Space is VERY limited and proper use of a facial covering is required to attend this event. The cost is $15 per kit. This is an RSVP only event with non refundable payment required at the time of reservation. Workshop time is 12:45pm. Please call 743-8820 to reserve your space.


December 2020

Wreath making workshop -CANCELLED

The cost for this workshop is $25 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.

December 9 (Wednesday)- Holiday Centerpiece workshop

Create a Holiday tabletop centerpiece in a 6 to 8 inch waterproof container that you bring from home (or buy here in the gift shop) using dried flowers and other natural materials. Each guest will be given a kit of materials needed to create an arrangement. Extra kits and materials will be available for an additional cost. Space is VERY limited and proper use of facial coverings are required to attend this event. The cost is $15 per kit. This is an RSVP only event with non refundable payment required at the time of reservation. Workshop times are 12:45pm to 2:00pm. Please call 743-8820 to reserve your space

 

Member Christmas Party TBD