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Aromatic Bliss

They are currently celebrating their 20th year, 2017. Visiting this place is such a divine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura R
Portland, Maine
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Stroll through the spectacular gardens of lilacs, the aromas are magical and you won’t believe how... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Mary Alice M
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97 Main St, South Paris, ME 04281-1430
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

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👍

Thank Mary Alice M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 SamsmomT
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
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