Our Mission & Vision for Distant Hill

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant."  Robert Louis Stevenson

Our Mission

Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail is dedicated to inspiring and empowering both children and adults to cultivate an intimate connection to the natural world through education, observation, and play, and to teach visitors the importance of nature-based play and recreation to their overall health and wellness.

A Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe) feeding on the flower of a Common Milkweed at Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole, New Hampshire.
A Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe) feeding on the flower of a Common Milkweed

Our Vision for Distant Hill Gardens

Our vision is to develop Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail into an accessible venue for environmental, horticultural, health, wellness, and nature-based classes, workshops, and research, and to make the land and all of its resources available to local educational facilities, educators, students, and the public.

 

We hope to serve as a model of environmental stewardship, and to motivate visitors to become more informed stewards of the land.  It is our goal that visitors to Distant Hill will leave with a better understanding of the vital connections between plants, animals, and humans, and how we can use Earth's resources in a way that strengthens and sustains that connection, and leaves the environment a healthier and richer place.