The Gardens at Birdsacre - A Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteer Project

Volunteer Opportunities

Master Gardener Volunteers at Birdsacre

Master Gardeners have accomplished many exciting projects at Birdsacre since 1997 including: building the Woodland Gardens boardwalk, developing informational signage, rehabilitating the cottage garden, developing a children’s guide and much more. We will hold scheduled work days each spring and fall to maintain the boardwalk and corresponding habitats. We will also design and install a new educational garden of native flora commonly found along the boardwalk habitats and greater sanctuary.  In addition we will continue to remove invasive species, and work with others to create a more accessible path to the boardwalk entrance.

Master Gardener Volunteers installing boardwalk signYou can help preserve and promote this educational and environmental resource unique to Ellsworth by:

maintaining the boardwalk and surrounding areas through general clean up and/or occasional carpentry work

assisting in the care of the plants in the nature center garden beds

weeding, raking, and planting

removing invasive plants

working on exhibits, signage, website, or educational materials



Whether you like to work in groups with others or by yourself, there is always something you can do! There will be regularly schedule work groups as well as activities for individuals and those who work during the week.  A member of the Woodland Gardens team will get you started.  Time commitment is up to each volunteer.

If you would like to help at Birdsacre, you can do so by:

Supporting the Woodland Gardens at Birdsacre

Donations can be made to support the maintenance of the gardens and the purchase of plants and supplies by making contributions to:

Hancock County Education Association (HCEA)
Attn: Sue Baez and Marjorie Peronto

Mail to:
Hancock Cooperative Extension Office
Master Gardener Volunteers Program
63 Boggy Brook Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605

Thank you for your generous support!