We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McLaughlin Gardens

97 Main St, South Paris, ME 04281-1430
+1 207-743-8820
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful, As Usual

I have been visiting this garden for many years now - even before Mr. McLaughlin died. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen V
Pollinators seminar

Lots of standard info but so many great resources for more in-depth use. This was my first "talk... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Samsmom T
via mobile
Read all 23 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (2 reviews)
“bloom” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
97 Main St, South Paris, ME 04281-1430
CONTACT
+1 207-743-8820
Write a Review
Reviews (23)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Karen V
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of standard info but so many great resources for more in-depth use. This was my first "talk" here so will be on the lookout for more in the future. Looking forward to the Garden Illuminated event this summer!

Thank Samsmom T
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I visited twice his spring, once in early May for the wildflowers, just magical! A fairy garden of blooms up the wooded hillside. Lilac season was then a stunning follow up three weeks later, the wonderful smell, the beautiful gardens... it was lovely.

1  Thank Katy G
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Sadly something has gone wrong with this organization. The gardens are in terrible shape with more weeds than flowers. The volunteer gardener told us they had lost their executive director. We go long distances to see gardens and these were in worse shape than any...More

Thank Susancbuck
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Free to walk the grounds at your own pace. Lots to see and many plants on sale too. A nice little gift shop to visit makes an interesting stop.

2  Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

What a treat to visit. There are hundreds of lilacs currently in bloom as well as woodland plants in bloom, plants to purchas and a gift shop with something for everyone. Take an hour to walk through the gardens and enjoy.

Thank Annsten26
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is a charming informal garden with paths weaving through richly planted, generally shaded beds. There are lawns too and a great collection of lilacs which must be great in their season. For local gardeners this acts as a valuable site from which to learn...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 20 May 2015

McLaughlin Garden is one of those few special places on Earth that once you visit, you can't help but return to again and again. Over the last several years I've been happy to experience the growth in size and diversity of the garden. The paths...More

2  Thank DeborahJF
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Free admission to a tranquil garden. Come spend a few hours or the day! Don't miss the Lilac Festival last weekend in May! A continually changing flower bloom over the spring and summer. Neat gift shop. Also plants available for sale. Lots of garden related...More

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 23 April 2015

This garden is very special...not big and showy...a small intimate garden for a quiet, lovely experience. The successive bloom is amazing, starting with early wild flowers, then later ones plus bulbs of all sorts, then the lilacs and flowering trees, then the over story trees...More

Thank marthaBrunswick
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Market Square Restaurant
48 reviews
.54 km away
Maurice Restaurant Fancais
68 reviews
.08 km away
Norway Soft Serve
15 reviews
.24 km away
Smokin Daves Backyard BBQ & Grill
7 reviews
1.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Books N Things
13 reviews
2.16 km away
Streaked Mountain
17 reviews
7.52 km away
Tucker's Music Pub
5 reviews
1.99 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from McLaughlin Gardens staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit