• Relationship. Design. Shape & Install. Maintain.

  • We are a small, family run business that has prided itself in offering superior workmanship for 40 years. Our reputation stands along the mid-coast from Pemaquid to Cape Elizabeth as a company of quality, integrity, and ingenuity. We are a full-service landscape design and development firm, offering ideas and solutions for every aspect of your new construction or renovation project. From foundations to raised beds, we’ve got you covered. 

    We take pride in using organic products whenever possible because we are devoted to preserving Maine’s beautiful coast for generations to come. We are committed to reusing and recycling as much as we can in the construction process daily: transplanting usable & unwanted plant material from one site to another; stockpiling on-site organic topsoil during excavation; relocating and re-purposing blasted ledge to create roadways, outcroppings, and slope retainage; and composting organic material that can’t be reused. All chip-able demolition and construction debris is processed locally and available for use as erosion control.

    Owner and president Ned Kirkland founded Back Meadow Farm 40 years ago in 1978 on Main Street in Damariscotta. He poured his heart and sweat into the business and quickly established Back Meadow Farm as one of mid-coast Maine’s finest landscape businesses. Today, he is happy to have two of his children by his side, each pouring their own hearts and sweat into the company’s steady evolution to a full-service landscape design and development firm.  Today, Back Meadow Farm employs a crew of more than 20 experienced professionals in peak season and a dedicated core staff in the winter months.

  • Ned Kirkland


    Ned spent a brief stretch of time as a structural engineer for UPS, but soon realized the corporate world was not for him.  He relocated to Maine and spent a few years getting his hands in the dirt.  By the mid- 1970’s he recognized his natural and creative eye and Back Meadow Farm was born.  Ned has an innate ability to capture the essence of Maine’s quintessential coastal landscapes. Through the years, he has poured his heart and soul into the business; his passion is reflected in each step of every project. Over the last 30 plus years, Ned’s keen business sense, his exceptional work ethic, and his creative instincts have earned  Back Meadow Farm a respected name in the midcoast area.

    Shep Kirkland


    Shep spent many of his younger years working alongside his father and crew doing just about anything he could. He has seen all operations of the business, grown with the company, and has been a great addition to the development team. He spent seven years developing his own construction company in Jefferson, Maine and returned to Back Meadow Farm full time in 2007. Shep has an unstoppable work ethic and a natural sense of creativity. He brings added knowledge of job site and crew coordination, estimation, equipment operation, and customer service.

    Emily Goodwin


    Similar to Ned and Shep, Emily most enjoys the development and creative process of new projects as well as the revitalization of preexisting landscapes. Emily takes pleasure and pride in her work and is always looking to broaden her depth of knowledge and to sharpen her creative eye for landscapes and gardens. She prefers working outside with her crews but also participates in the demands of the office. Over the last several years she has been diligently developing the company’s portfolio, mainstreaming their software and attentively strengthening both the company’s and her own knowledge of today’s ever changing landscape industry. 

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  • Back Meadow Farm


    P.O. Box 478                                       

    165 Standpipe Road 

    Damariscotta, ME 04543 

    157 Butler Road

    Boothbay, ME 04537          


    Office/Fax (207)563-5659




  • Now Hiring!

    We’re looking for a motivated, skilled, hardworking individual to join our busy company. Applicants must have previous experience in horticulture and/or landscape construction, a clean driving record, and the ability to lift 30+lbs. Please call for more information, or fill out the provided application and return to our office in person or by mail.  

    Back Meadow Farm Application