Woodlawn Gardens

Community Garden

Woodlawn Community Garden provides individual plots for local gardeners who have no space for a vegetable garden and wish to raise food for themselves and others. The plots are offered at no cost, but all gardeners agree to join in spring and fall work parties and to donate any vegetables beyond what they can use to feed the hungry. The garden is surrounded by deer fence and is connected to the parking lot by a wooden walkway.

The Community Garden receives support from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and its Master Garden Volunteers who manage demonstration beds and also offer a yearly lecture series.

For more information on the garden or to apply for a plot, contact Don Parker, Community Garden Coordinator, or call the museum at 667-8671.

Formal Garden

Woodlawn’s gardens are vibrant spaces full of color, balance, and sweet fragrances. A clipped lilac hedge encloses the 1903 formal garden that was designed in the Colonial Revival style. A cutting garden was added later to provide fresh flowers for Woodlawn’s afternoon teas.