2020 events!

 


 

The nursery will be closed to the public through April and into of May, so no events have been scheduled.

Check back later, when the stay at Home Orders are retracted.

 

We are accepting Orders for pickup or shipping

 

Friday Evening Garden and Field Tours in July

6:30 p.m. Friday evenings in July
   

Saturday, June 6, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Workshop

Brigham Hill Farm, North Grafton, MA

 

Design Dialectic — Formal Structure in the Garden

 

The acclaimed gardens at Brigham Hill Farm are the result of a lively 25-year collaboration between garden owners and accomplished gardeners Shirley and Peter Williams and landscape horticulturist Warren Leach. In this morning conversation, the team will carefully examine the formal structural elements of the garden. Join them to explore the distinct design elements and planting combinations that convey formality and make areas like Shirley’s Perennial Garden, the Herb Entry Garden, the Terrace and the Vegetable Garden truly memorable. For a rare chance to dive deeply into the totality of this remarkable garden, also register for the afternoon session on informality. (Fee: $30 for Garden Conservancy Members and $40 Non-Members).

 

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Garden Conservancy Digging Deeper Workshop

Brigham Hill Farm, North Grafton, MA

 

Informal Structure in the Garden

 

The acclaimed gardens at Brigham Hill Farm are the result of a lively 25-year collaboration between garden owners and accomplished gardeners Shirley and Peter Williams and landscape horticulturist Warren Leach. In this afternoon conversation, the team will carefully examine the informal structural elements of the garden. Join them to explore the distinct design elements and planting combinations that convey informality and make areas like Peter's Woodland Water Garden and the Native Plant Arboretum truly memorable. For a rare chance to dive deeply into the totality of this remarkable garden, also register for the morning session on formality. (Fee: $30 Garden Conservancy Members and $40 Non-Members).

 

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Sogkonate Garden Club Symposium

The Commons, Little Compton Community Center

Little Compton, Rhode Island

 

Why Native Plant Landscapes Matter to You

9:00 a.m.

Welcome

9:10 - 11:00 a.m. Claudia Thompson - Grow Native Massachusetts
  Why native plant landscapes matter to you and the community. Present a primer for those new to native planting as well as helpful info to those with established native landscapes. Also address community conservation a la
Doug T’s new book. (A tall order!!)
   
11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Hope Leeson - RI Natural History Project
  Describe RI native seed & plant program. Talk about the meadow NW of Quicksand Pond ?? (planted in 2015?) How to source seeds. Helpful hints to assess what will do well in your landscape
   
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Warren Leach - Tranquil Lake Nursery
  Designing with native plants in a residential landscape. Use guideline of 1-2 acre properties in Little Compton. Address: design, color, structure, shrub border, perennial border, trees,
groundcovers, sun & shade, seasonal senescence
   
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion - Wrap Up

 

 

 

 

Directions to Tranquil Lake Nursery

 

45 River Street Rehoboth, Massachusetts 02769-1395Phone: 508-252-4002 Fax: 508-252-4740 or send an e-mail to tranquil-lake@earthlink.net