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Bucks Beautiful presents last spring lecture, book book signing


Bucks Beautiful’s Spring Lecture Series concludes with “Boot Camp for Your Senses” by Tovah Martin.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday May 21, at the Henry Schmieder Arboretum, Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Building, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown.

The event explores the garden on all levels by attuning ones nose to pertinent scents and training ones ears to listen. Learn to garden with eyes wide open, ears to the ground and hands outstretched.

Tailored to the current season, the lecture will awaken ones senses and spark perceptions on all levels. Subtleties that attendees never noticed before will be uncovered and defined.

After this presentation, attendees’ gardens will be more savory; they will know its touch, smell its aromas, hear its voice and see it anew.

An avid (verging on obsessed) gardener indoors and out, Martin is the author of many gardening books. Her newest published title, “The Garden in Every Sense and Season,” hit bookstores stores in April 2018. That title follows “The Indestructible Houseplant,” “The Unexpected Houseplant,” “The New Terrarium” and “Tasha Tudor’s Garden.”

A freelance writer, her articles have appeared in publications such as Martha Stewart Living, County Gardens, Garden Design, Traditional Home, Cottage Journal, Milieu, Yankee, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, as well as in Gardens Illustrated and the Daily Telegraph in Europe.

Martin has appeared on “The Martha Stewart Show,” PBS television series and the “CBS Sunday Early Show,” among others; she speaks throughout the country and has lectured aboard the QE2.

She is an accredited Organic Land Care Professional through NOFA, visit her online for information.

Tickets and book copies will be available at the door. Arboretum members, DVU students and military receive free admission. Senior citizens, non-DVU students, DVU faculty and staff tickets are $3, and nonmembers are $5. Refreshments will be offered at 6:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

The talk is co-sponsored by Bucks Beautiful, Feeney’s Wholesale Nursery & Penn State Extension. The fall lecture series will begin in October.