Accessibility of Distant Hill Gardens
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." Charles Dickens
Making it Possible for Everyone to Explore and Enjoy
Many of the paths winding through the ornamental gardens at Distant Hill are wheel chair accessible, but we have much to do to ensure that all of Distant Hill Gardens is available to everyone who wishes to explore what there is to see. The ornamental gardens nnear the house are mosly accessible. The problem arises in the ability of all visitors to access the 'Native Gardens' - our forests, fields and wetlands.
- The trails throughout these more natural areas of the gardens are quite rough and rocky; in certain places they are difficult even for guests on foot to navigate easily.
Additional trails and paths are being made more user friendly every year, but we do not want formal roads throughout the property.
In order to make Distant Hill Gardens accessible to everyone, and to assure that the paths remain as natural as possible, we are hoping to purchase an off-road electric cart. This would enable us to transport visitors who need assistance to all the features of Distant Hill, while maintaing an un paved and unassuming trail system.
We are saving our pennies.