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“More than lilacs”
Review of McLaughlin Gardens

McLaughlin Gardens
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Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Visit the gardens any time of year. Horticultural talks all year long, some free of charge. Volunteers welcome spring through fall for help in many areas. A gem in the community and state of Maine!

Thank JenGen
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

beautiful and well used and kept sometimess has artists painting in the garden has a gift shop, small but nice and art in the barn

Thank cathie b
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

The Lilac Festival was a bit of a bust this year- poor bud formation last summer and an early spring. However, the gardens were lovely and there was so much in bloom including some lilacs. I suspect there is always something in bloom. A great place to saunter through. You can take a plant listing with you to identify plants as you go.

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

The gardens were planted by a man over his adult lifetime. His best collection is the lilacs, but there are extensive and enviable shade gardens. I used several ideas from this to plant my own. There is a charming gift shop and they sell plants. People in the community got together to keep this home from being sold to an individual when Mr. McLaughlin died, and maintain the grounds. They weren't selling food when we visited, but they used to and perhaps during the summer they do? It was a lovely place to stop for lunch.

1  Thank lspwroo
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

The tea room has nice salads using home grown ingredients, excellent white chili, awesome sandwiches and tasty desserts. It was closed last fall when we tried to go back and the staff said it may not reopen in the spring. I hope they change thier mionds and do reopen. It is the only tea room in the area and it would be a shame to see it go.

1  Thank newenglandgrl27
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