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.


For 2015, the property will be open to the public for tours and workshops the first Saturday of each monthMay to October, as it has in past years.


In addition, due to popular demand, we have decided to open

Sunday afternoons, June through September, for the 2015 season.

We also have a few other Special Events scheduled.

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


As always, we are open by appointment for Private Tours for ten or more people, for school groups of any size, and for other special events.


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.