McLaughlin lecture on Mediterranean plants in Maine gardens


PARIS — The McLaughlin Garden and Homestead’s 2014 lecture series continues at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, when Dr. Harriet Robinson presents “Mediterranean Plants in Maine Gardens.”

Robinson is a McLaughlin volunteer and tends a large garden in Otisfield An archaeologist, she has participated in numerous projects in Greece and has recently published articles about Minoan pottery. While in Greece, she enjoys the wildflowers. This has stemmed an interest in trying to grow some of them here in Maine. She is also interested in the mythological stories about flowers.

The lecture is open to the public. No prior reservations are needed. Donations will be accepted to further the maintenance of the historic garden and buildings.

The presentations will be held at the garden’s newest acquisition, 103 Main St., right next door to the garden. Come early for tea prior to the talk.

Lectures will be held weekly on Wednesdays through April 2. The complete schedule is available at