Meet Garden Marcus

“The most important thing I have learned from gardening is that we can't make anything grow, but we can foster environments where things want to grow.”


About Me

I am Marcus Bridgewater: CEO, creator, and influencer.

​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, my first book has come out and I have been fortunate to have my work featured in a variety of press including Vogue, Dwell, The Drew Barrymore Show, The Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.

Outside of the garden, I am a speaker & educator through my company Choice Forward, and I am available to work with your organization. I also have an online school for personal growth & development that offers on-demand classes, live workshops, and virtual coaching – check out the How to Grow School today!

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How to Grow

Nurture your Garden, Nurture Yourself

How to Grow opens our eyes to the potential we are capable of achieving. This self-help book weaves together life lessons from plants with insights from Marcus to help you grow to new heights. Download the introduction by submitting your email below!

Picture Book with Nancy Paulson Books/Penguin coming early 2025


Book me for your organization

Looking to improve your team’s productivity, morale, and overall wellness?

I offer a variety of services to help!

If your organization is in need of motivation, I am available virtually and in-person.

And, my on-demand classes allow you & your team to learn on your own time.


As seen on

Check out our other press & media appearances!

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.