Garden & Gun

About Us

Garden & Gun Magazine, LLC is a lifestyle brand anchored by its award-winning national magazine, Garden & Gun that covers the best of the South, including the sporting culture, the food, the music, the art, the literature, the people and their ideas.

With a national audience of more than one million passionate and engaged readers, the magazine has won numerous awards for its journalism, design, and overall excellence. The publication was launched in the Spring of 2007. The company and editorial team are headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, with advertising sales offices across the United States.



“I am often asked about the title of the magazine, particularly from folks who have not read the magazine yet. The simplest explanation that I can offer is that it is a metaphor for the South—its land, the people, their lifestyle, and their heritage.” Rebecca Wesson Darwin, President and CEO, Garden & Gun



In addition to the bi-monthly print publication, G&G also offers:


Newsletters: Talk of the South, The Skillet, and Good Hunting

From the Editors at G&G, our email newsletters bring original content to its subscriber’s inboxes each week. Sign up for our newsletters here.


The Garden & Gun Club

The Garden & Gun Club Atlanta

Our premier restaurant located at the Battery Atlanta brings the defining Southern lifestyle brand to life with a curated menu of elevated cocktails and a modern take on some of our favorite classic Southern dishes. Whether you unwind in the warmth of the Club Bar, reserve a table in the elegant Dining Room, or dine alfresco in the Club Yard, you will feel both right at home and like an honored guest. The way it should be. We look forward to welcoming you to the Club.

The Garden & Gun Club at Stitzel-Weller Distillery

A partnership with Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the Garden & Gun Club at Stitzel-Weller Distillery brings a one-of-a-kind bourbon experience to the grounds of a true Southern landmark. On site at Louisville’s iconic Stitzel-Weller Distillery, the Club is a bespoke cocktail bar offering curated libations and a menu of Southern snacks and small plates. Whether you join us for a drink following your distillery tour or linger all evening, we look forward to raising a glass.



Fieldshop by Garden & Gun is a unique shopping experience, inspired by the pages of the magazine, where you’ll discover a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces and exclusive collaborations from Southern artisans and craftsmen. With covetable pieces ranging from style and sporting to bar and home, we offer a curated selection of products for everyone in the family—including the dog.


The Whole Hog

Hosted by John Huey, this podcast explores the best of Southern culture, from must-hear music to where to find the best fried chicken.


G&G Books

Garden & Gun has produced five best-selling books, including Good Dog, The Southerner’s Handbook, The Southerner’s Cookbook, S Is for Southern, and G&G’s newest title Southern Women: More than 100 Stories of Innovators, Artists, and Icons


G&G Events

From Kentucky to Bermuda, Garden & Gun hosts trips, parties, and sporting excursions across the South and beyond.


G&G Society

An exclusive Garden & Gun experience with benefits ranging from a concierge service to member recognition in the magazine.


Made in the South Awards

In celebration of the rich cultural tradition of Southern craft, design and ingenuity, the editors of G&G created the Made in the South Awards. The Awards recognize the best of the best of Southern product in the food, outdoors, style & design and home categories.





James Beard Foundation nominee, Journalism



Society of Publication Designers, Brand of the Year



Adweek, Reader’s Choice Winner, Hottest Lifestyle Magazine



ASME, National Magazine Award Finalist, Magazine Section, Talk of the South

Adweek, Reader’s Choice Winner, Hottest Design/Photography

ASME, National Magazine Award Finalist, Most Delicious and Best Sports Covers

Min, Top 30 Magazine Launches of the Past 30 Years

James Beard Foundation, Nominee, Book Award

James Beard Foundation, Nominee, Journalism



ASME, National Magazine Award Winner, General Excellence: Style & Design

ASME, National Magazine Award Finalist, Tablet Edition

Min, Best Digital, Magazine Edition

New York Times, Best Seller #13–The Southerner’s Cookbook

James Beard Foundation nominee, Journalism



ASME, National Magazine Award WINNER, General Excellence: Style and Design Magazines

ASME, National Magazine Award Nominee, Tablet Magazine

AdWeek, Hottest Lifestyle Magazine

James Beard Foundation, Journalism Award Finalist



Min, Editorial & Design Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee, G&G Art Director, Marshall McKinney

Min, 2013 Editorial & Design Awards, Best Digital Magazine

FOLIO: 100 Honoree’s for 2013: G&G AD Marshall McKinney

2013 ASME, Most Delicious Cover WINNER (Oct/November 2012 issue)

ASME, Best Cover Contest, “Most Delicious” cover for Oct/Nov 2012 issue



Min, Editorial & Design Awards, Winner – Photojournalism Award, “The Call of the Hunt”

ASME, National Magazine Award Nominee, General Excellence: Lifestyle Magazines

ASME, National Magazine Award Nominee, Single Topic Issue Category

ASME, Best Sporting Cover, Finalist



Advertising Age, 2011 Magazine A-List

ASME, National Magazine Award WINNER, General Excellence: Food, Travel & Design

James Beard Foundation, Journalism Award



Grand GAMMA Award

Min Magazine, Best of the Web



ASME, Best Lifestyle Cover of the Year Finalist



ADDY Awards (3)

PRWEB, Top 20 Hottest Publications to Watch in 2008



Min Magazine, 2nd Hottest Launch

Min Magazine, Top Editorial Team

Advertising Age, Magazine Covers We Loved