Welcome to Distant Hill Gardens ...

An Environmental and Horticultural Learning Center

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."  Rachel Carson

Distant Hill Gardens comprises fifty-eight acres of fertile high country land in the hills five miles east of downtown Walpole, New Hampshire. The property is being developed into an environmental and horticultural learning center dedicated to inspiring and empowering children and adults to cultivate an intimate connection to the natural world. We hope to show those who visit Distant Hill that cultivating a connection to nature can be as simple as heading out your backdoor.

New Expanded Schedule for 2015!

In 2015, Distant Hill Gardens will be open to the public on

 The first Saturday and Sunday of the month

May to October from 10 am to 4 pm

 We have at least one Workshop or Talk each 'Open Garden' weekend. There are also a few 'Special Workshops' 

throughout the growing season.

Click Here to Sign up for Our Events Email Newsletter

Go to the 2015 Events Page to see what we have planned.


W are also open by appointment for Private Tours for groups of any size.


The cultivated gardens, all of the stonework including the stone circle, the many buildings, and the substantial trail system were designed, built and are maintained by Michael and Kathy (Kate) Nerrie. In addition, many of the whimsical metal sculptures found throughout the gardens were created by Michael.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to Contact Us.