Meet Garden Marcus

CEO, Author, Influencer, Creator

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About Me


I am Marcus Bridgewater: CEO, creator, and influencer. In 2018, I launched Choice Forward LLC, my wellness company. We offer workshops, presentations, life coaching, and more to empower individuals and strengthen communities. 

In December of 2019, I began sharing videos online at the suggestion of a former mentee of mine. He felt that my message of kindness, patience, and positivity would be well received by the internet, and thus I began my journey as a content creator. 

Since then, I have been fortunate to have my work featured in a variety of press including Vogue, The Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. 

I am humbled by the response I have received to my message, and I look forward to continuing this adventure.

Garden Marcus is a joint effort between myself and Choice Forward's Co-Founder, Dana Hammarstrom, who films & edits all my videos. She makes content creation that much easier, and that much more fun. I'm grateful to have a strong team working with me! 


My Social Media

TikTok: @gardenmarcus

Twitter: @gardenmarcus

Instagram: @garden_marcus

YouTube: @choiceforward


Great news! My new book comes out May 24th and is available for preorder! 

Check out my new self-help book written from the lens of the garden. In this work, I'll take readers on a journey through mental health, physical fitness, and spiritual awareness to help you improve your well-being and grow to your fullest potential. Along with my insight are stories spanning from my childhood to recent years. I can't wait to share it with you! Preordered? Access your preorder perks here!

Upcoming Events:

May 21 at 1:15 pm - Houston Public Library (Keynote speech about "How to Grow" to conclude HPL's first Mental Health Awareness Fair. Register here.

May 24 at 7pm - Village Books, The Woodlands TX (Talk, Q&A, book signing). Doors open at 6:30pm. Registration required for talk + Q&A - register here.

May 25 at 7pm - Kindred Stories, Houston TX ("In conversation with the author.") Register here

June 21 at 6pm - Writer's Block, Winter Park FL. Details + Event Brite to come. 


We offer a variety of services to help you and your team prosper. Our workshops, presentations, and seminars are designed to empower people, build communities, and foster healthy environments. Our keynote speeches are set to motivate and inspire audiences big and small. Our guided meditations will help you and your team relax, reflect, and recharge.

If your organization is in need of positivity & motivation, Choice Forward is available virtually and in-person! If you are interested in more information, please email Dana at or call +1 (346) 305-9685‬.

Read testimonials here!


The Drew Barrymore Show

February 18th, 2021

Marcus talks about what seeds to plant in the winter with Drew Barrymore and Kat Dennings on the Drew Barrymore Show.


Fox 26 Houston

September 21, 2021

Marcus chats with Fox 26 Houston about how he got started with plants and where his video ideas comes from.


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Write Me a letter!

I would love to hear from you. If you would like to send me a letter, my PO Box address is:

Garden Marcus

PO Box 9601 

9450 Pinecroft Dr

Spring Tx, 77387

Plant cuttings are welcome too :) 


Contact Us

Houston TX

+1 (346) 305-9685‬

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