Trio of Garden Workshops & Demonstrations

at Tranquil Lake Nursery


Saturday September 28

10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Three Topic Related Workshops on: The Late Season Garden


3 Workshops & Demonstrations

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



Spend an educational and fun filled morning at Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Three workshops will be offered to showcase techniques that will help you to hone your gardening skills and improve the look and care of your own garden this spring and through the summer to come. The series of workshops suggests distinct garden features to add an element of surprise and interest to the garden. Workshops will highlight groves, sculptural hedges, and herbs in pots and hypertufa containers. The nurseries garden and landscape experts will share their knowledge and tools of the trade through workshops, hands-on activities, garden talks and demonstrations.


Plan to spend the whole day and learn how to get your garden ready for a summer of glorious bloom. You will also have the opportunity to wander among the gardens at Tranquil Lake Nursery, where you will see a diverse variety of perennials, grasses, shrubs and vines with late season interest. The gardens include a number of perennial borders, mixed perennial and shrub gardens, an ornamental vegetable garden, a thyme bench, container herb garden, an entry garden, an ornamental grass garden, a pond-side water garden, a bog garden, a dry-scree garden and a reservoir garden with a stone wall that overflows to a drip fountain and a new entry garden. The nursery also has more than 8 acres of daylilies and Siberian and Japanese Iris in the field. Tranquil Lake Nursery is the largest grower of these plants in the northeast, with more than 2,000 cultivars of daylilies and more than 300 varieties each of Siberian and Japanese Iris. Tranquil Lake Nursery offers a diverse selection of perennials, herbs, shrubs, grasses and tender perennials. For more information or a schedule, call the nursery at (508) 252-4002 or visit our Web Site at The directions are available on the website.



Schedule of Workshops and Demonstrations




Saturday September 28

The Late Season Garden

10:00 a.m.

Flowers, Foliage and Texture for the Late Season Garden

  Warren Leach, landscape horticulturist, garden designer and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery

Light up your fall garden by adding some of these stunningly beautiful perennials, grasses and shrubs that offer outstanding foliage qualities and dramatic appeal for the late season. Warren Leach, garden designer and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery will suggest an assortment of exceptional plants with “Flowers, Foliage and Texture for the Late Season Garden” providing examples that will shine in conditions ranging from full sun to dense shade. Some of these foliar beauties will peak in autumn, while others are outstanding performers across the garden season. Experience their unique texture, bold size and shape and superior fall color.

11:00 a.m.

Gifts from the Garden: from Seed Saving to Drying and Taking Cuttings to Bring Indoors

  Debi Hogan, co-owner, Tranquil Lake Nursery

Debi Hogan, horticulturist and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery, will use a variety of garden flowers, herbs, grasses, foliage and other collected material in her demonstration "Gifts from the Garden: from Seed Saving to Drying and Taking Cuttings to Bring Indoors.” She’ll show you how to create several quick and easy gifts that will make an ideal for a hostess present, home decoration or children’s activity. Then learn to save seeds and take cuttings for over-wintering annuals and tender perennials indoors. Participants will have the opportunity to take their own cuttings to root at home.

12:00 noon

Colorful Fall and Winter Fruits, Twigs and Foliage

  Warren Leach, landscape horticulturist, garden designer and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery


Garden color and interest need not fade with the first fall frost and 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. Colorful berries, rose hips and other fruits, maturing seed heads, bark and attractive twigs brighten even the dullest days and add an extra dimension of structure and color in the garden. Warren Leach, horticulturist and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery, will highlight these must have plants and offer design tips for combining these plants into your borders and protecting them for the winter ahead.




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