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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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