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

Garden Events and Programs

February 2020

Wednesday, February 19 (3:30 tea, 4:00 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 tea, 4:00 lecture)
Lecture Series: Tom Carey: Rocks Rock! In gardens and walls


March 2020

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 25 (3:30 tea, 4:00 lecture)
Lecture Series: Rebecca Long: Gardening from the ground up: The Basics of Soil Science for Gardeners.

March 25-29 (Thurs.–Sun.)
Maine Flower Show in Portland


May 2020
Friday, May 8- McLaughlin Garden opens for the season
10:00 am to 4:00 pm- Members only plant sale
5:00pm to 7:00pm- Members only “Season Kick Off” party. (new for 2020)

May 9-10 (Sat.–Sun.)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm- Wildflower Celebration

 

May 22-25 (Fri.–Mon. / Memorial Weekend)
McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival

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


June 2020

Thursday, June 12
Power Propagators 9:30am to 11:30pm

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

Thursday, June 18- NEW for 2020 Thursday Evening at the Garden series – 6:00pm-8:00pm

Friday, June 21
Father’s Day Celebration (new for 2020)

Thursday, June 25- Thursday Evening in the Garden- 6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, June 27– Annual Benefit Auction

 


July 2020
Thursday July 2- Thursday Evening in the Garden- 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Thursday, July 9
Power Propagators 9:30am to 11:30pm
Thursday Evening in the Garden- 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, July16- Thursday Evening in the Garden- 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, July 23- Thursday Evening in the Garden- 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

 

Thursday, July 30- Thursday Evening in the Garden- 6:00pm-8:00pm

 


August 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Thursday, August 8-Thursday Evening in the Garden- 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
 
Saturday, August 21
Fairy and Gnome Dance Party 7pm-8:30pm
Saturday, August 22
Garden Illuminated 8pm-10pm                                                                                                                            
Sponsored by
 
 

 


October 2020
October 16-17 (Fri. – Sat.)
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.

This event is sponsored by

November 2020

 

Autumn Centerpiece workshop 1:00 pm to 3:00pm

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 1:00pm or 2:00pm 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 1:00pm or 2:00pm at 207-743-8820. Refreshments will be served–

Holiday Centerpiece workshop 1:00 pm to 3:00pm TBD

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 1:00pm 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  4:30pm to 6:30pm