Places to Explore


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7 Homey Things to Do in Maine This Spring

Places to Explore

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Learn about container gardening, soil science, and more during McLaughlin Garden’s Winter Lecture Series. Wed. March 2–30, 3:30 p.m. 207-743-8820.


Explore the Northeast Ice Palace, illuminated with 80,000 lights. Wed.–Sun. through March 6. 207-838- 3381.


Network with more than 100 local contractors, designers, landscapers, and service providers at the Maine Home Show. March 19 & 20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 207-577-2721.


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Get a jump on garden planning and chat with more than 100 pros during the Maine Landscape & Nursery Association’s Maine Garden + Marketplace. March 25–26, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., & March 27, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 207-623-6430.


Pick up seeds, scion, and more during MOFGA’s annual Seed Swap and Scion Exchange. March 27, noon–4 p.m. 207-568-4142.


Find out how to transition your yard to a wildlife-friendly meadow during Wild Seed Project’s Diversify Your Lawn event at Viles Arboretum. April 16, 10 a.m.–noon. 207-626-7989. 


Pick up locally grown seedlings, perennial divisions, and gently used gardening gear at the Bath Garden Club’s annual plant sale. May 7, 8 a.m.– noon.