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Chicagoland Gardening has been educating, inspiring and entertaining gardeners throughout Zone 5 in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan for 20 years!

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for Chicagoland Gardening and additional State by State Gardening magazines, contact Ann Sanders (IL, IN, WI, MI, OH, IA, MN): 630-908-2224
P.O. Box 730, Downers Grove, IL 60515

State by State Gardening publishes gardening magazines for 21 states:

Alabama Gardener, Arkansas Gardener, Carolina Gardener, Chicagoland Gardening, Florida Gardening, Georgia Gardening, Indiana Gardening, Iowa Gardener, Kentucky Gardener, Louisiana Gardener, Michigan Gardening, Mississippi Gardener, Missouri Gardener, Minnesota Gardening, Ohio Gardener, Oklahoma Gardener, Pennsylvania Gardener, Tennessee Gardener, Virginia Gardener and Wisconsin Gardening.

For national advertising information contact us toll-free: 888-265-3600

Account Executives:

Ann Sanders, ext. 342, email
Regina Buggs, ext. 102, email
Kathy Hogrefe, ext. 341, email
Tina Beckel, ext. 114, email

“Chicagoland Gardening magazine keeps people well informed about the latest trends and issues in gardening, and we are fortunate indeed to have it as a source.”
— Former Mayor Richard M. Daley, Chicago

Our mission is to spread the joy of gardening by connecting our readers with the places, products and knowledge they need to achieve their own gardening goals.

Chicagoland Gardening, a publication of State by State Gardening magazines

Our address:
P.O. Box 730
Downers Grove, IL 60515-0730
Phone: 888.265.3600
E-mail: info@chicagolandgardening.com

We publish:
Chicagoland Gardening
The Magazine for Our Region.

A bi-monthly publication
(Jan/Feb, March/April, May/June, July/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec)

Newsstand sale price: $4.99

Available at many independent garden centers, Whole Foods Stores, Barnes & Noble Books, The Morton Arboretum, and many other outlets. Also available at local Target, Walgreens, Meijer and other retail stores.
>>View a list of locations that carry the magazine.

ISSN: 1088-6508.

We’d love to hear from you… please send us your thoughts!

Or submit your gardening event for our Calendar of Events section.

Steve Giddings

Associate Publisher:
Ann Sanders

Carolyn Ulrich

Senior Editor:
Cathy Jean Maloney

Art Director:
Suzanne Ray

Graphic Design:
Deana Revels

Contributing Writers:
Beth Botts, Susan Crawford, Betty Earl, Adele Kleine, Nina Koziol, Mike Nowak, Patrice Peltier, Heather Prince, Deb Terrill and Michelle Byrne Walsh

Staff Photographer:
Ron Capek

Kathy Hogrefe, Ann Sanders, Regina Buggs, Tina Beckel

Circulation Manager:
Cheryl Lindsey

Office/Accounting Manager:
Maria Lucca

For information and inspiration on garden design, plants, and practical advice for the Chicagoland area turn to Chicagoland Gardening magazine.


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