Join Warren Leach, from Tranquil Lake Nursery, for suggestions about planning and planting gardens and landscapes that minimize the use of limited resources. His design tips and plant recommendations will help you conserve your own precious time and energy as well as our limited natural resources such as water, soil and fossil fuels. Meet a variety of drought tolerant plants, conservation gardening practices and design techniques that will easily translate to your own home.
Warren is a landscape horticulturist, well known in the industry for his garden design talents as well as his knowledge of plants. He and his wife, Debi Hogan, own Tranquil Lake Nursery where they grow and display their own plants. They share a lifelong passion for the art of gardening, environmental stewardship and education.
The Beechwood Lecture Series, offered to the public, free of charge, is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardener Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Expect posted detours due to construction on the Hussey Bridge in Wickford.
If you are coming from RI Route 102 and US Route 1, points North of the Beechwood Center, you may want to allow for additional time for travel.
This talk is the final lecture in our 2016 Beechwood Lecture Series. We are excited about our 2017 program. The list is preliminary and dates will be finalized by the end of October.
URI American Chestnut Project, Rudi Hempe, University of RI,
Bees in the Garden, Ken Oles, URI Master Gardener
Herb Gardening and Uses, Glen and Mary Cory, Farmacy Herbs, Providence, RI
Cooking with Native Produce, Chef Brandon Read, The Celestrial Café, Exeter, RI
Pollinator Habitats, TBD
Sustainable Landscape Design with Native Plants, Kevin M. Alverson Landscape Architecture