"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver

Distant Hill Gardens August Open Garden Weekend

I had the pleasure of working with Michael Nerrie at Distant Hill Gardens last fall, when I taught a course on Environmental Interpretation & Exhibit Design at Antioch University New England. Together with a group of bright, capable, and dedicated Master's students, we explored and then designed a set of interpretive signs for the environmental features along an accessible trail Michael has built. This is an amazing place, and some of the photos from our experience can be found here.

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August Open Garden Weekend

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WHERE:
Distant Hill Gardens
507 March Hill Road
Walpole, NH
WHEN:
Saturday and Sunday
August 6 & 7
10am to 4pm
Distant Hill Gardens will host it monthly 'Open Garden Weekend' thiscoming Saturday and Sunday. The public is free to explore the 58-acre property including extensive ornamental gardens with dozens ofwhimsical metal sculptures hidden throughout, a large raised-bed vegetable garden, a quaking cranberry bog with boardwalk and a 40 foot long log bridge, a large standing-stone circle, a children's nature play area, a milkweed meadow for monarch butterflies, and more!
In addition to open exploration of Distant Hill Gardens
the Open Garden Weekend features
ACCESSIBLE NATURE TRAIL TOURS
Snaking Through the Woods
Saturday at 10am
Sunday at 1pm
Michael Nerrie, the designer and builder of the new accessible nature trail at Distant Hill Gardens, will lead tours of the half-mile long loop. The trail gently winds its way through a 21-acre hemlock forest called White Rock Woods.

Learn about the many natural features the trail accesses, what went into the the design and construction of this beautiful trail, and what is planned for its future. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome.
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Suggested Donation: $5
Donation includes entry to the gardens and the tour.
No registration is required
For more info contact Michael at distanthillgardens@gmail.com
or 603-756-4179
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