How to Access your Inner Gardener with Tovah Martin

When you can’t dig the dirt outdoors, garden inside. Tovah Martin teams with Westport’s new Nordic home furnishings store, Eleish van Breems, at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 24 at Eleish van Breems at 22 Railroad Street in Westport to demonstrate a new spin on indoor gardening that elevates houseplants to art.


The author of The Indestructible Houseplant and nationally recognized brown thumb buster, Tovah shares the secrets to greening your living spaces with foolproof plants. “Tovah’s take on bringing the outdoors in melds beautifully with our Scandinavian inspired use of light and natural materials.” says interior designer Rhonda Eleish “In this information packed event, Tovah will discuss her latest book and create for us several compliment-fetching containerscapes ranging from 18th century Swedish pottery and baskets to contemporary silver and copper vessels.”

Eleish van Breems is proud to be a sponsor of the Westport Historical Society’s 2016 Garden Tour and all proceeds from the sale of “The Indestructible Houseplant” at the Nordic by Nature event will go towards the tour, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. “Forget the homely plastic pots,” says Tovah, “we show you how to live with nature beautifully.”

Tovah Martin’s passion for gardening inside her home led to her most recent books, The Unexpected Houseplant (Timber Press, 2012) and The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2009). These newest publications are added to more than a dozen titles that Tovah has authored including Tasha Tudor’s Garden (Houghton Mifflin, 1994). Tovah’s successes, foibles, and travels are enjoyed by gardeners everywhere through her articles inCountry Gardens, Traditional Home, Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Cottage Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, at Home magazine, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Flower magazine, Horticulture, Coastal Living, Coastal Home, Old House Interiors, Early Homes, Westchester Home & Garden, This Old House Magazine, and The Litchfield County Times as well as many other publications. Recently, she proudly served as the 2012 Writer-in-Residence for Victoria magazine. In other media, Tovah has appeared on the CBS Early Morning Show, the Martha Stewart Show as well as many other broadcasts including the PBS television gardening series “Cultivating Life,” where she served as editorial producer.

Among the most moving moments in her life occurred when Tovah was awarded an Honorary Membership in The Garden Club of America and the Litchfield Garden Club in May 2010 and when she became the recipient of the GCA’s medal for outstanding literary achievement. In 2013, she received the Gustav Mehlquist Award—the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Horticultural Society.

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