Tranquil Lake Nursery is owned by husband and wife partners Debi Hogan and Warren Leach. Debi and Warren have a lifelong passion for the art of gardening, environmental stewardship and education.
We share our love of plants and gardening through the nursery display gardens, collections of unique plants and through our workshop and demonstrations. It is our hope that a visit to Tranquil Lake Nursery will inspire anyone with an interest in gardening and nature whether young or old.
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 collections of daylilies and iris in our field originated with the plant collecting passion of Charlie Trommer. In 1970, he started sharing these plants through a catalog business. His wife Edy, a Rehoboth school teacher, assisted with the business during the summer months. In 1986, following Edy’s death, Charlie sold the nursery fields, catalog business and the rest of the property to Warren Leach and Philip Boucher.
Warren and Phil ran Tranquil Lake Nursery together for 26 years, dissolving the partnership in 2013. At the same time the land was preserved forever in an agricultural conservation restriction. It will always remain as agriculture and never be developed, preserving the open space for the birds, insects and wildlife that are so much a part of the Tranquil lake Nursery experience.
With the land now in conservation and the knowledge that we have protected this land forever, we are now looking to ensure the future of the property. Education has always been part of our DNA. We feel that the nursery with its beautiful fields, land along the river, gardens and plant collections provides an opportunity to share our love of horticulture and the natural environment with new generations as well those who are already involved in gardening, yet want to learn more.
It is our dream to build an education center that utilizes the gardens, fields, ponds, river as well as the birds and wildlife that are a part of the nursery.