Distant Hill Gardens

From Gray to Green Overnight!

The shrub gardens are at their best in June!

Spring continues to be much cooler than average here at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail. We have had less rain than I would like, and much of the rain we did get came on weekends when we had events scheduled.

The cold wet weather may have lowered the attendance at our workshops and open gardens a bit, but I will take the lower numbers for a good rain any day. These spring showers are what bring on the magical change that comes each year: when the dormant trees, shrubs, and perennials that gave us a drab gray winter landscape, transform the scene to a lush green landscape in the blink of an eye.

And that magical transformation has finally taken place here at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail!

The Yellow Swallowtail butterflies at back in the gardens of Distant Hill.

As life returns to the plants of Distant Hill, the birds, butterflies, bees, and other animals that rely on the green and flowering plants are appearing. We have a number of special events scheduled at Distant Hill Gardens in June to celebrate the return of the flora and fauna, along with two special ‘Open Garden Weekend’ fundraising events. I hope you can join us to help us celebrate the return of life to Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail.

Michael Nerrie

The sound of the spring warblers and other avian songsters are a welcome addition to the landscape.


Click on any event below to learn more and to Register…

There is no need to signup for an ‘Open Garden Day’, but please Register for the other special events and workshops.

Morning Bird WalkSaturday, June 2, 8-10 am

Walpole Library ‘Open Garden’ Fundraiser – Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, 10am-4pm

Bloom Tour of Distant Hill GardensFriday, June 8, 4:30-6:30pm

Mid June ‘Open Garden’ Saturday – Saturday, June 16, 10am-4pm

Garden Conservancy ‘Open Garden’ Sunday at Distant HillSunday, June 17, 10am-4pm

Attracting Pollinators to Your GardenSunday, June 17, 2-4pm

And remember you can visit Distant Hill Nature Trail anytime. It’s open seven days a week, dawn to dusk.

Distant Hill Nature Trail on ‘Trail Finder.com’

“Thanks for all your support.” Michael and Kathy Nerrie

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