Garden Design Luncheon: Tovah Martin
Unfortunately, the storm has impacted us in a way that we could never have imagined, Stephen Orr, Editorial Director of gardening at Martha Stewart Living, is no longer able to attend the Garden Design Luncheon, due to the conditions in New York as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Our hearts go out to Stephen and everyone else who is still suffering from the effects of this devastating storm.
However, the show must go on!
Tovah Martin Tovah Martin has stepped up to save the day. Tovah, a friend of Stephen Orr's, is an avid (verging on obsessed) gardener indoors and outside. She is the author of many gardening books - most recently The Unexpected Houseplant (2012, Timber Press) and The New Terrarium (2009, Clarkson Potter). A freelance writer, her articles have appeared in publications throughout the country including Country Gardens, Country Home, Traditional Home, O the Oprah magazine, Old House Interiors, Horticulture magazine, Yankee, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and numerous others as well as The Daily Telegraph in Europe. In addition, she is the 2012 Writer in Residence for the new Victoriamagazine. She is an accredited Organic Land Care Professional through NOFA, an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and the recipient of their medal for outstanding literary achievement. She has made terrariums on the Martha Stewart Show, PBS television series and the CBS Sunday Early Show as well as many other broadcasts. She can be found at www.tovahmartin.com and she blogs at www.plantswise.com.
Join us at the Rhode Island Country Club for an illustrated talk by Tovah Martin, followed by a relaxing luncheon. In this lecture, we explore how a garden can reflect your personality. We discuss techniques for infusing your personal space with panache and punch while searching for your deeper individualist. No matter if you're accessorizing a grand estate or tucking a few treasured objects into a windowsill terrarium, there's always opportunity to follow your own drummer. Using examples from some of the finest gardens in the country and quoting from many of the most astute gardens in the world, Connecticut horticulturist and writer, Tovah Martin, shares advice that will help you have fun and make the most of your garden in this interactive digital slide lecture.
$75 Members, $85 Non-members
To register please call 410-253-2707 or click here.
The Rhode Island Country Club
150 Nayatt Road, Barrington, RI
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