Halt in RHS mag sales hints at membership stasis

The Garden magazine, seen as a barometer on RHS membership numbers, has seen its circulation figures slip in the last year. Circulation dropped by 0.2 per cent over a year to just under 351,000.

The society would not comment on the ABC figures, but circulation of other consumer magazines in the sector suggested numbers were at a near standstill or falling.

Garden News saw circulation drop more than 17.5 per cent over the year to just over 36,000. But Garden Answers fared the worst - it fell by over 23 per cent to 28,000. And circulation of The Irish Garden fell over the year by 3.6 per cent to about 17,000.


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