One of the best ways to become a better gardener is to read a lot about it. You can only learn so much in a single season by experience, right? But you can learn by reading, year around.
One of my personal favorite gardening magazines is Organic Gardening. But that’s just one out of dozens of different gardening magazines out there.
I decided to compile a list of all the different gardening magazines, as the authoritative resource where you can find them in one place, without searching around.
Here it goes.
Organic Gardening. This is one of my personal favorites, with plenty of great resources related to gardening, organics, and organic living.
Fine Gardening. This magazine is really on their game as well. They cover many different forms of gardening, and have an excellent team of writers.
Horticulture. The name alone implies the subject matter. This magazine offers a lot of tips and suggestions, and really gets into the why and the how of gardening. If you’re serious about Gardening, this is definitely one of the best on the market.
Texas Gardener. Regional magazines are equally as important as national ones. If you live in the Lone Star state, this magazine can help you get the most out of your seasons.
Florida Gardening. Another regional magazine, this one dedicated to all of those in Florida. If you’re in Florida and want a great garden, make sure you pick this magazine up.
Gardening How-To Magazine. Gardening How-To is totally solid. It features tons of articles related to the how-to and DIY projects, and also gets really in depth about some of the crops, plants, and flowers you can grow.
BBC Gardener’s World. Yes, it’s a British magazine. However, there’s plenty of useful information to be found within the pages of this magazine, no matter where you like to garden.
Hortus: A Gardening Journal. Hortus prides itself as “The most intelligent gardening magazine in the world.” It gets pretty in-depth about gardening, and features essays, notes, and a wide variety of gardening topics. Also a nice feature: reviews on gardening books.
Garden Compass. This magazine is geared towards west coast gardeners. Since most gardening magazines don’t gear their gardening tips towards that of the west coast, it’s a must-have for anyone in this region.
Canadian Gardening Magazine. For our neighbors up North, eh?
Garden Gate Magazine. No advertisements in this magazine – just loads of pages with gardening how-to tips, pictures, and features. Garden Gate is reader supported and a great magazine to have around the home when it’s time to garden.
Garden Design Magazine. Okay, so garden design sometimes may feature gardens that are super innovative and costly, but it’s on this list for multiple reasons. First of all, you can learn a lot by keeping up with cutting edge trends in gardening, and second the photos of some of the gardens and places in which they inhabit are just stellar. It’s a great read.
Acres U.S.A. Magazine. This magazine is geared more towards commercial gardening, but if that’s your business, you definitely want to have it lying around. It’s the oldest and largest magazine covering sustainable farming and commercial gardening.
Mother Earth News. A staple in organic living and gardening, Mother Earth News features plenty of planting and gardening tips and FAQ. It can prove to be a vital resource when looking for gardening information as well. If you’re into sustainability, natural living, and organics, this magazine is definitely for you!
Herb Companion Magazine. As herb gardening becomes increasingly more popular, this magazine serves as a great guide. Herb gardening seems to be enjoyed by all members of gardening (from vegetable to flower even), and it’s a relaxing way to enjoy your day. Having this magazine around will provide tips and tricks to make sure you are growing the best possible herb garden one can grow and maintain.
Sukiya Living Magazine (The Journal of Japanese Gardening). This bi-monthly magazine is only 44 pages long, and is dedicated to Japanese gardens and architecture. Japan is well known for it’s unique culture of gardening. If you are into the Japanese way of the garden, you will be sure to enjoy this magazine.
Sunset Magazine. While the primary focus of Sunset is not 100% on gardening, they have produced a plethora of books on gardening, and will feature many great articles related to western gardening. It’s an entertaining read, and for fans of design and style (in addition to gardening), it makes a great coffee table mag!
Neil Sperry’s Gardens Magazine. Although this mag is geared a little more towards Texas horticulture, it’s got a lot of great resources and information on gardening. If you’re in Texas, you’ll love the growing tips and facts flowing from the pages of Gardens!
American Nurseryman. This magazine is dedicated to commercial horticulture, and has been around since 1904. If you’re in the nursery business, you might want to check this one out.
Birds & Blooms. If you’re a fan of nature and flower gardening, you’ll be sure to enjoy this magazine. Covering a variety of topics from nature/wildlife to flower gardening, it’s got a wide variety of resources and tips that can help make your garden a backyard haven!
Country Gardens. While it’s produced by Better Homes and Gardens, this magazine features stories from gardeners, and has all sorts of great information – from diagrams to different architectural ideas to make your garden really come to life! It’s a good read, and definitely encompasses the entire scope of the gardening experience.
Did I miss any gardening magazines? Let me know if I did.
Just leave a comment below, and I’ll continue to update the list to give you the most comprehensive list of gardening magazines available, ever. Period. In the history of the world! And that’s no exaggeration! (Okay, so maybe a little bit of one.)
PS Which gardening magazine is your favorite?