The Amherst Garden Club’s March Meeting

March 4

Designing, Constructing and Planting the Entry Garden

Presented by Warren Leach

The garden space between the street, driveway, or walkway and your home offers a powerful first impression to someone arriving at your door. Landscape horticulturist Warren Leach, owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, will take us on a visual tour of enticing entry gardens using before and after scenarios.

Warren will focus on walkway design and construction techniques, solving problems of scale and grade, as well as showcasing a rich planting palette that offers year-round beauty with an eye on low-maintenance. Your entry garden will be a pleasure for you to enjoy and welcoming to visitors.

About Warren Leach

For more than twenty-five years, Warren Leach has been creating beautiful landscapes throughout New England as well as making captivating and educational display gardens at Tranquil Lake Nursery, 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 awarded Warren 1st place in Residential Design and Installation for his ornamental vegetable garden at Brigham Hill Farm. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society has also honored Warren with a Gold Medal for his horticultural expertise, landscape design, and many years of forcing plants and creating exceptional displays in the New England Spring Flower Show.

Tranquil Lake Nursery, Rehoboth, MA

Warren started creating gardens in 1986 and has added new plants and gardens over the last thirty years, sharing his design acumen and love of plants.

The land on which Tranquil Lake Nursery sits is in conservation. It will never be developed, preserving the open space for the birds, insects, and wildlife. Warren and his wife Debi dream of building an education center, for sharing their love of horticulture and the natural environment with both current gardeners and new generations.