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McLaughlin Gardens

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Scott H wrote a review Jun 2019
eliot, United States82 contributions15 helpful votes
Great location to stop and smell the lilacs. Amazing number of different Hostas and very peaceful grounds make for a quiet moment. No cost to walk the garden and lots of plants for sale.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Charles F wrote a review Apr 2019
South Paris, Maine5 contributions1 helpful vote
Lilacs will soon be blooming and this garden has an incredible variety. They also have a nice selection of perennials available for sale.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Laura R wrote a review Sep 2018
Portland, Maine158 contributions9 helpful votes
They are currently celebrating their 20th year, 2017. Visiting this place is such a divine experience. It is aromatic bliss! (The lilacs are in FULL BLOOM right now, and there are DOZENS of lilac trees and many varieties!!!) They have the "Lilac Festival" on Memorial Day Weekend, and sell many of the varieties of lilacs, as well as MANY other perennials! The prices are very fair for the quality of the plants. We were there from start to finish, for close to two hours, milling the gardens. There is SO MUCH to see and discover in a relatively small space! Around every corner, there were several surprises! The homestead offers the gift shop and has a variety of garden type/themed products and a small cafe type room/porch...with a few premade food items, teas (and coffee?) are available. I'm excited to return in a few weeks and see what botanical treasures are booming next! I'll post photos of the lilacs, but leave the MANY other perennials unposted, for YOU to discover. If you enjoy gardening, historical interest, fauna and flora ... this place won't disappoint!
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Mary Alice M wrote a review Jan 2018
33 contributions3 helpful votes
Stroll through the spectacular gardens of lilacs, the aromas are magical and you won’t believe how many varieties and colors - you can also buy all kinds of plants 🌱 Enjoy, visit their FB page for events, a great place to experience👍
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Klval wrote a review Oct 2017
138 contributions37 helpful votes
I have been visiting this garden for many years now - even before Mr. McLaughlin died. Beautiful collection of flowering plants, shrubs, and trees that flourish in northern climate. Plants are available for purchase. There is also a small but nice gift shop. This visit was just a walk around with a friend but I have been here for guided tours on other visits. Many programs are run throughout the season.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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