"Sales of Gardeners’ World Magazine as well as those of the paid-for gardening magazine category as a whole are showing year-on-year growth.
"Moreover this growth has been achieved in the face of challenging trading conditions of consumer magazines, demonstrating the resilience and strength of the gardening sector," said publishing director Dominic Murray.
The latest ABC figures released for the six months to December 2011 saw Gardeners’ World at 216,620. This is up on the same period in 2010 (212,439).
Garden News, Gardens Illustrated and Garden Answers were all down for the six months to December 2011 on the same period in 2010.
Amateur Gardening was up on the same six month period in 2010, while RHS membership magazine The Garden was also up – to 352,461.
|Title (Publisher)||Jul-Dec 11||Jul-Dec 10||Jul-Dec 09
|The Garden (RHS Media)||352,461
|Gardeners' World Magazine(Immediate Media Co)||216,620||212,439||216,936|
|Amateur Gardening (IPC Media)||36,462||35,205||35,954|
|Gardens Illustrated (Immediate Media Co)||33,782||34,033||32,101|
|Garden News (Bauer Consumer Media)||27,729||28,585||31,455|
|Garden Answers (Bauer Consumer Media)||17,784||18,163||20,139|