Welcome to Distant Hill Gardens
"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 gardens, along with all of the stonework, the many buildings and the substantial trail system were designed, built and maintained by Michael and Kathy (Kate) Nerrie.
Although Distant Hill is noted for its extensive ornamental and vegetable gardens, and an impressive stone circle aligned to the setting sun on the winter solstice, these are only a small part of the many fascinating natural and man-made resources you will find when you visit.
SOME OF THE OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF DISTANT HILL
- Native plant communities indicative of rich and semi-rich soils
- Numerous vernal pools, swamps and wetlands
- A floating cranberry bog
- Outcroppings of distinctive geologically unique bedrock
- Managed forests supporting over 25 species of trees
- A three-acre ‘Milkweed Meadow’ for monarch butterflies
- An eight-acre sugarbush and maple syrup operation
- Dozens of creative metal sculptures throughout the gardens
- A Christmas tree plantation
- Alternative energy systems powering a passive solar home
- Miles of walking trails
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to Contact Us.