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Public Garden magazine welcomes and encourages suggestions and submissions for editorial content that futhers our vision of making public gardens indispensable! 

The magazine consists of three main editorial sections, providing unique, high-quality content related to all aspects public garden industry. For full information and submission guidlelines see our Author Guidelines and Media Kit.

Author Feedback

'Backbones’ are the main articles that make up a large portion of Public Garden editorial content. Some recur in each issue, others on a bi-annual or annual basis, depending on content received.

  • Digging Deep: Case Studies
  • Horticultural How-To’s
  • Small Garden, Big Impact
  • Learning in the Garden
  • Pushing The Boundaries
  • Global View
  • Multi-disciplinary/Multi-industry

Focal Points
‘Focal Points’, the Public Garden feature articles, are high-profile editorial on a subject that plays a significant role in the horticulture field, nationally or internationally, or that pushes the boundaries introduced through our main article (“Backbones”) parameters.

Perennial Selections
Recurring segments in Public Garden, generally no more than one page and containing a high proportion of imagery. Submissions must include high-res photography or pictorial.

  • Garden Professional Spotlight
  • How Does Your Garden Grow?
  • Photosynthesis
  • Garden Art Exhibits

Submit Editorial via the instructions found in our media kit: 

An e-mail message with the query as an attachment should be sent to

Use “PG Mag Query Submission” as the subject in the email address block. The message should include (1) the author’s name, (2) the title of the article, (3) the specific submission section title if applicable (i.e. ‘Horticulture How-To’s), (4) an abstract of no more than 150 words, (5) any relevant information about the author, including institutional affiliation, mailing and e-mail addresses.

View the 2021 Editorial Calendar.