Welcome to Distant Hill Gardens and Distant Hill Nature Trail

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

 All funds go to the 

 Distant Hill Accessible Trail Fund 


Or you can make a Donation via snail-mail:


Distant Hill Gardens

507 March Hill Road

Walpole, NH 03608


Check out this excellent video, created and donated by Farrell Video Productions

Inspiring Visitors to Landscape with a Purpose

Distant Hill Gardens and Distant Hill Nature Trail consist of one-hundred and twenty-five acres of biodiverse forest, fields, and wetlands straddling the town-line separating Walpole and Alstead. You will find us in the hills, five miles east of downtown Walpole, New Hampshire.


Distant Hill is an environmental and horticultural learning center dedicated to inspiring and empowering children and adults to cultivate an intimate connection to the natural world through education and observation. We hope to inspire visitors to develop an ecological approach to working their land and to give them the tools to improve their landscape one plant at a time.


Or goal is to have visitors to Distant Hill 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 those connections.


The cultivated gardens, the vegetable garden, 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, most of the whimsical metal sculptures found throughout the gardens were created by Michael.


 Distant Hill Nature Trail, our Geology Trail, White Rock Woods Play Area, and the  Children's Book Walk 

are open daily, free of charge.


 Dogs are welcome on leash.


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Groups of up to 20 can visit us any day of the week

BY APPOINTMENT for either a guided or self-guided tour. 


Suggested Donations:


Self-Guided Tour: $10/adult

Guided Tour: $125/for up to 20 people


If you have any questions or comments

please feel free to Contact Us.