This is a members only event.
Those wishing to carpool, meet at the Shirley historic Center Town Hall, 3 Parker Rd., at 9:45 a.m. (It is a 25-minute drive to Maple Hill Gardens from there.)
The Maple Hill Gardens, made possible thanks to a dedicated group of Beaver Brook Association volunteers, are located at 117 Ridge Road in Hollis, NH.
There are 13 themed gardens, a natural play area, a demonstration compost court, picnic areas and even a wildflower trail to explore!
We will be split into two groups for our tour: One group will receive a 30-minute tour beginning at 10:30. The second will receive the guided tour beginning at 11:00. We ask that everyone plan on being at the site by 10:15 so that we can evenly split the groups.
The gardens include a welcome, rockery, herb, pollinator, Victorian, hedged, fragrance, shade, autumn, “orphanage”, compost court, arbor, and little barn garden.
For a full description of the gardens, visit: https://www.beaverbrook.org/visit-us/maple-hill-gardens/
The Beaver Brook Association (BBA) comprises 2,187 acres of forest, fields, and wetlands in Hollis, Brookline, and Milford, New Hampshire. The land lies where the southern transitional forest meets the northern hardwood forest, creating a diverse landscape of interest to the naturalist and the hiker alike.
On this landscape is a network of over 35 miles of trails, which provides a quiet and contemplative setting for daytime excursions. Forest and wildlife management is practiced throughout the property to protect and encourage a diverse array of native species.
BBA also protects significant portions of two watersheds and has designated natural areas. The BBA “encourages the public to visit their gardens and trails, which are open from dawn to dusk seven days a week, and rediscover the natural world.”