PARIS – The nonprofit McLaughlin Garden and Horticultural Center, Main Street, South Paris, will host its third annual Lilac Festival and Lap on the weekend, May 27 to 29.

The annual festival highlights one of the states largest collections of lilacs. Garden tours will take place throughout the day and workshops on lilac care and culture will be available to all those interested in learning more about growing lilacs. A $3 donation is requested as entry fee to the garden.

Perennials and lilacs will be on sale all weekend, and the house, gift shop and caf will officially open for the season.