Garden Talks


Saturdays in September at 11 a.m.


Free and open to the public - Bring a lawn chair.

We will move indoors in case of rain.


Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts will offer four free garden talks on Saturdays in September at 11:00 a.m.These workshops are designed to highlight the many plants and plant combinations that bring color, fragrance, texture and interest to your garden from spring through to fall and even into winter. This is your opportunity to learn everything your ever wanted to know about fragrance, color and outstanding plants for a long season of garden interest. We’ll also offer suggestions for plant combinations that will sustain garden splendor from early spring to frost and beyond. Get your garden ready for a season of glorious bloom.





Saturday, September 16            Fabulous Foliage Color and Texture for Fall Gardens


Plants with striking foliage color, form, pattern, texture and size can add sensational accents to the sun or shade border through the summer and into the fall. The gardens at Tranquil Lake Nursery are known for their abundant display, spatial depth and artistically placed garden accent plants. Woody ornamentals and distinctive perennials add flower color and shape, height and depth, colorful foliage and barks and invaluable accents throughout the season. Warren Leach, garden design and landscape horticulturist will share his design and horticultural knowledge offering complimentary foliage and texture combinations for a long season of interest in the garden. He will suggest choice varieties to add to your garden that will thrive under a diversity of cultural conditions..



Saturday, September 23            Plants for Late Fall and Winter Interest

Garden color and interest need not fade with the first fall frost and may even persist through winter snows. Enhance this often overlooked garden season by adding perennials, grasses, shrubs and small trees that will add color, texture and structure in your borders throughout the fall and into the winter. Warren Leach, landscape horticulturist and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery will highlight a variety of uncommon and lesser known late season beauties that will spice up your borders adding late-season blooms, fall foliage effect, colorful twigs and attractive fruit to brighten the fall and winter landscape in his garden talk “Plants for Late Fall and Winter Interest.” He will also offer design suggestions for combining these plants into your borders and protecting them for the winter ahead.



At Tranquil Lake Nursery, you will also see more than 10 acres of fields of Siberian Iris and Japanese Iris and daylilies blooming in the fields. The nursery is the largest grower of these beautiful perennials in the northeast, with over 3,600 cultivars of daylilies in our fields. The display gardens showcase the iris and daylilies as well as a diverse selection of perennials, herbs, vines, shrubs, small trees, grasses and tender perennials. All workshops are free and will be held on Saturdays at 11 a.m. (We will move indoors in case of bad weather.) Bring a lawn chair. All plants that are discussed will be available for sale.




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