Through partnerships with gardening experts, landscape designers, photographers, and leading brands, offers reliable information for gardeners of all levels—and for gardens of all shapes and sizes. Over 12 million visitors come to the site each year to find in-depth information on gardening basics and how-to’s, plant care and growing guides, design ideas and inspiration, solutions to common garden problems, online events and learning opportunities, garden travel, and more. In addition to millions of website visitors, has over 900,000 followers on social media and 115,000 newsletter subscribers.

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Who's behind

  • Jim Peterson, Owner, CEO
  • Dan Tate, COO
  • Sarah Hutchinson, Director of Digital Content
  • Linda Hagen, Content Development
  • Dayna Springfield, Social Media
  • Matt Dunn, Sr. Web Designer/Developer
  • Contact Us - contributing writers and editors:

  • Janet Loughrey, Garden Writer & Photographer
  • Anne Balogh, Freelance Writer, Avid Home Gardener
  • Linda Hagen, Garden Design Newsletter, Content Editor and SEO, Home Gardener
  • Sarah Hutchinson, Content Research and SEO, Houseplant Fan
  • Justine Guidry, Freelance Writer and Editor, Kids Gardening Enthusiast
  • Karen Chapman, Garden Designer, Speaker, and Author
  • Denise Kelly, Landscape Designer and Horticultural Editor

A Brief History of

Garden Design was founded in 1982 as a print magazine and later added a companion website. In 2018, Garden Design went 100% digital and now reaches over 12 million garden and garden design lovers per year online.

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