When lilacs last in the McLaughlin Garden bloomed, the annual Lilac Festival had come and gone. It’s tricky trying to plan an event around blossoms, but this year, the timing is spot on.

Visitors to the 75-year-old South Paris garden Saturday found plenty of the delicate, fragrant flowers — and plenty of other botanical delights — to enjoy.

People are always free to wander the garden, says its executive director, Ruth Copeman, but the festival offers the added attractions of workshops, demonstrations and guided tours.

It continues today and Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, though donations are always welcome.

“It’s mind-blowing when you see it — the density of the lilacs,” Copeman said. “It’s magical, it really is.”