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Tovah Martine horticultur author writer photo lecturer

horticulturist * author * freelance writer * photographer * lecture

Tovah Martine horticultur author writer photo lecturer     In her constant, undying pursuit of all things garden-related, Tovah gets her hands dirty both outside and indoors. She is a perennial, heirloom, vegetable and cottage gardener of fanatical proportions, and is accredited with NOFA as an Organic Land Care Professional. Beyond the garden outdoors, Tovah’s areas of specialty also include decades of experience with houseplants (she grows over 200 in her home). That passion for gardening indoors led to her books, The Indestructible Houseplant (Timber Press, 2015), The Unexpected Houseplant (Timber Press, 2012) and The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2009). Most recently, a new title was added to her book publications. Gold Medal award winning The Garden in Every Sense and Season (Timber Press, 2018) describes how your garden can kindle the senses on all layers to become more meaningful. These newest publications are added to more than a dozen titles that Tovah has authored including Tasha Tudor’s Garden (Houghton Mifflin, 1994).

Publications and Awards

     You can also catch the gardening contagion and read about Tovah’s adventures and travels through her articles in Country Gardens, Country Home, Flower Magazine, Yankee, Martha Stewart Living, Cottage Journal, New England Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Coastal Design, Old House Journal, Living the Country Life, Milieu, Dwell, Westchester Home & Garden, Gardens Illustrated, Morning Calm (the inflight magazine for Korean Airlines) as well as many other publications. When she’s not writing for print media, she blogs at as well as creating web, blog, and catalog content for plant-related clients.

     For her writing, Tovah was awarded The Garden Club of America’s award for outstanding literary achievement and an Honorary Membership in The Garden Club of America and the Litchfield Garden Club in May 2010. In 2013, she received the Gustav Mehlquist Award—the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Horticultural Society. And in 2019, The Garden in Every Sense and Season won the Gold Medal from Garden Communicators International.

     Tovah appears frequently on television and radio – she was a guest on the CBS Sunday Early Show and the Martha Stewart Show as well as many other broadcasts including the PBS television gardening series “Cultivating Life,” where she served as editorial producer. Follow her on Facebook at Plantswise by Tovah Martin. Check out her lecture schedule for a talk, demonstration or workshop near you.


     With a lifetime spent behind the lens, Tovah is now officially going professional. She knows gardens, she loves gardens, and she is intimate with plants. She sees the beauty and strives to capture the moment.

     For 25 years, Tovah photographed the Logee’s Greenhouse catalog. When she worked for the Litchfield County Times’ arts monthly, her photographs illustrated her articles and were often featured on their covers. She has snapped photos illustrating her stories in Yankee Magazine’s Gardener’s Guide and Northshore Magazine as well as the images for her lectures, Facebook, and Instagram pages. With the passing of collaborator/photographer Kindra Clineff, picking up the camera helped process the grief. Now Tovah is making her work as a garden photographer available to magazines, garden designers, fellow gardeners who want to document their landscapes, and anyone else who might be interested. Contact her at for more information. She would love to chronicle your collaboration with nature.

Tovah Martine horticultur author writer photo lecturer
  Tovah Martine horticultur author writer photo lecturer