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- 9:30 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

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.

McLaughlin Art Gallery exhibit-Artwork by painter Jinger Duryea

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

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

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

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.


October 2020

October 16-17 (Friday-Saturday)- CANCELLED- Stay tuned for alternative event
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 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