Warren Leach is a passionate plant collector and landscape horticulturist with a depth of knowledge of all garden plants - both perennial and woody plants and tropical and temperate. He is also a distinguished and award-winning garden designer. Warren enjoys sharing his horticultural and garden design knowledge with others through garden lectures, mentoring and through the gardens that he designs.
For more than twenty five years, Warren has been creating beautiful landscapes throughout New England as well as making captivating and educational display gardens at Tranquil Lake Nursery. He is co-owner of this specialty nursery that is a prominent grower of daylilies, iris and distinctive perennials and woody plants.
Warren is also an award winning landscape designer, twice receiving the National Landscape Association Regional Certificate of Merit for Residential Landscape Design. Images of his garden design at Brigham Hill Farm in North Grafton, Massachusetts are archived at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. In 2009 the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association presented him the 1st Place Award for Residential Design and Installation for his ornamental vegetable garden at Brigham Hill Farm in N. Grafton. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society honored Warren in 2010 with a Gold Medal for his horticultural expertise, landscape design as well as years of forcing plants and creating exceptional displays in the New England Spring Flower Show.
Warren is an admired speaker and educator at numerous horticultural institutions and organizations throughout the Northeast. He has taught horticulture and landscape design at The University of Rhode Island, the Brown University Learning Community, Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education and Warren is a frequent instructor at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, as well as numerous garden clubs and botanical gardens.