PARIS — “Gardens and Castles of England and Wales,” presented by Carolyn Davis, will be the final lecture in the 2018 McLaughlin Garden series on Wednesday, April 4.

Davis has visited the properties in the United Kingdom that she will discuss in her illustrated lecture. Listeners will experience both public and private gardens as well as the Hampton Court Flower Show and a visit to Highclere Castle, known as Downton Abbey.

Davis is the past president of the St. Mary’s Garden Club in Falmouth. A retired teacher, she is on the Garden Club Federation of Maine’s scholarship committee.

The illustrated lecture will begin at 4 p.m. upstairs in the historic Tribou home at 97 Main St., South Paris, where Bernard McLaughlin lived with his wife. Tea will be served at 3:30. The gift shop will be open.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the preservation of the buildings and garden. Parking is just to the north of Maurice’s; a driveway will be plowed. Parking is also available on Western Avenue.

Tickets to the McLaughlin Garden’s annual bus tour will be on sale in the gift shop. The June 7 trip includes Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a choice of horticultural or historical tours, and Long Hill Estate in Beverly.


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