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Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail

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Distant hill a beautiful & informative experience of rural nh

I visited Distant Hill with friends on a beautiful September day. Michael, the owner was very... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
defaultS889JC
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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A great place!

We decided to visit Distant Hill pretty much last minute on our way back to the City after having... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
NikoWan
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New York City, New York
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Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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507 March Hill Rd, Walpole, NH 03608-4625
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+1 603-756-4179
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I visited Distant Hill with friends on a beautiful September day. Michael, the owner was very gracious & extremely informative. His labors have produced beautiful flower & shrub gardens & arbor ways & fanciful sculptures made from farm tools. There is still wildness in his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Michael N, Owner at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your excellent review of Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail. I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself so much, and hope you get to return again soon.

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit Distant Hill pretty much last minute on our way back to the City after having read about it here. It was perfect, a real hidden treasure! We were greeted by Michael who happened to be working near the parking lot and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Michael N, Owner at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks for spending the time to write a review of Distant Hill. It was a pleasure talking to you, and I hope you get a chance to come back and spend more time exploring out 58 acres.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

A hidden gem! Over the course of 37 years, Michael and Kathy Nerrie have created a nature preserve that brilliantly fosters and explains flora and fauna. Hiking through woods, meadows and across bogs put us in contact with trees, wildflowers, mosses, grasses, sedges, mushrooms, salamanders...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Michael N, Owner at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hello AeroncaGuy, I don’t know how I missed it, but I just saw your September 2017 review of Distant Hill Gardens.Thank you so much for spending the time to write the kind and thoughtful words about us. I hope you get to visit us again...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing place. Beautiful gardens, wonderful forests, a big. Pristine. Peaceful. Taking home so many good ideas. We will return.More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Management response:Responded 7 August 2017

Thanks for the review of Distant Hill Gardens. I thoroughly enjoyed your visit. Such a knowledgeable and interesting group of gardeners! I do hope some of you get to return someday. Remember we do offer guided tours and visits by appointment if you can't make...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We made our plans to visit Distant Hill Gardens after reading other reviews on Trip Advisor. We wanted a place where we could be outdoors with our two children, ages 7 and 12, learning and exploring and moving. This was the perfect combination of diverse...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Laura M
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was my pleasure to meet you and your family, and I hope to see you all again in the near future.

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend some time outside. The bog attracted us here, but we were delighted to explore the rest of the grounds as well. All of the plants are labeled and there are sculptures scattered throughout the gardens. The owners are very friendly, knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Management response:Responded 17 June 2017

Thanks you for the excellent review of Distant Hill Gardens. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and please tell your friend to check us out. FYI - July is a special time in the bog when the native Rose Pagonia orchids are in bloom.

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Michael is so knowledgable and friendly, our group was so interested in all he had to share about his lovely woods and gardens. Certainly worth a stop if you are driving thru Walpole, but check with them first to be sure they are open to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Management response:Responded 6 June 2017

Thanks for the 5 ★ review! I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour. I hope some of you get to visit Distant Hill Gardens again with friends and family. We have lots of upcoming events that might be of interest. You can sign up on...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

We decided we needed a girls day and we wanted it be outside. We chose to go to Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole.. just down the road from the Walpole Winery.. We arrived finding Michael Nerrie, the owner outside talking to a family who had...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Management response:Responded 27 October 2016

Thank you so much for your positive review of Distant Hill Gardens. I'm glad you had such a good time. I hope you get to visit again in the spring.

Reviewed 18 July 2016

I had seen pictures of the gardens and wanted to see for myself. The owners Michael and Kate have created a natural preserve with a incredible variety of habitats from bogs to gardens, to ponds and woods. There is a trail system to explore and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I heard of the place and drove over to find it. Trip to Walpole is quaint. Lovely private home and ground. Michael has done a great job making a stroll informative and inviting. Many areas to explore. Woods and fields and all...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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