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

Garden Events and Programs

February 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 5:00 pm Winter Online Lecture Series #1
Lecture Series:  “Terrarium tutorial”. Learn the basics to create your own tabletop landscape presented by Marianne Dodge. Registration Required by email

 


March 2021

Tuesday, March 9 , 5:00 pm  Winter Online Lecture Series #2- “Gardens of the Northwest” presented by Edith Ellis. Enjoy an illustrated travelogue of gardens in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver Island, B.C. Registration required by email.

Tuesday, March 23, 5:00 pm Winter Online Lecture Series #3- “Creating a New Garden: A One Woman Odyssey.” presented by Jean Potuchek. Hear how Jean reinvented her yard and created a garden from the ground up. Registration Required by email.

 


May 2021

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

Opening Day for plant sales is Saturday, May 8, 2020          

Friday, May 7- 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Members-only plant sale                  

May 7-9 (Saturday & Sunday)-10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
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 28-31 (Friday-Monday/ Memorial Day Weekend)-
McLaughlin Garden Annual Lilac Festival- Garden tours and workshops, plant and gift shop sales, musical entertainment and the glorious sight and smell of our over 200 tree lilac collection.

 


June 2021

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

Thursday, June 10- 10:00 am-12:00 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.

Sunday, June 20- 10:00 am-4:00pm
Father’s Day at the Garden-Special activities geard toward the Dad’s in our lives.

NEW for 2021- Thursday’s at the Garden Series

Thursday, June 24- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden-TBD


July 2021

McLaughlin Art Gallery exhibit- July Artist of the Month

Thursday, July 1- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden-TBD

Thursday, July 8-10:00am-12:00pm
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 15- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden-TBD

Thursday, July 22- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- TBD

Thursday, July 29- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- TBD


August 2021

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

Thursday, August 5- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden- TBD

Thursday, August 12- 10:00am-12:00pm
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 12- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday Nights at the Garden -TBD

Saturday, August 20- 7:00 pm-8:30 pm-
Fairy and Gnome Dance Party

Saturday, August 21- 8:00 pm-10:00 pm –
Garden Illuminated

 


September 2021

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

Thursday, September 9- 10:00am- 12:00pm
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 21-10:00 am-4:00 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  music. All artwork is available for purchase with the proceeds supporting The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead and our talented local artists.


October 2021

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

October 15-16 (Friday-Saturday)-
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.

 

 


November 2021

November 26- November 30 (Friday-Tuesday)- 12am (Fri) to 10pm (Tues)
McLaughlin Garden Annual Online Auction- 

 


December 2021

Member Christmas Party TBD