About Us


Since germinating in 2003, the Gardener News, based in Warren, New Jersey, has become New Jersey’s most influential monthly gardening newspaper. Offering its readers important gardening information, comprehensive coverage of local gardening news and events, the newspaper features a wide variety of interesting reading material and great gardening tips.

We are the gardeners’ most important gardening resource in print. Our tabloid-size paper is published monthly and is mailed by first-class postage.


Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences – All 21 County Cooperative Extension Offices, Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers Home Gardener’s School, Martin Hall and at the Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education.

County College of Morris – Landscape and Horticultural Technology Department

Somerset County Vo-Tech – Horticultural and Landscape Program

North Central Jersey Board of Realtors

South Monmouth Board of Realtors

Kings Food Markets

County Parks – Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris and Somerset

New Jersey Public Gardens – Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Deep Cut Gardens, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Laurelwood Arboretum, Leonard J. Buck Garden, Lewis L. Barton Arboretum, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum, The Cross Estate Gardens, and at the Van Vleck Home and Garden

Local Libraries – Barnegat, Bayville, Bay Head, Beachwood, Bedminster, Berkeley Heights, Bernards, Bernardsville, Bordentown, Bound Brook, Brielle, Brick, Caldwell, Chatham, Chester, Dunellen, Fanwood, Far Hills, Forked River, Garwood, Hawthorne, Hillside, Holmdel, Island Heights, Jackson, Lakewood, Lavallette, Little Egg Harbor, Livingston, Long Hill, Mahwah, Manasquan, Manchester, Mendham, Middlesex, Millburn, Monroe, Morristown, Mountainside, New Eqypt, North Plainfield, Old Bridge, Peapack-Gladstone, Piscataway, Point Pleasant Beach, Raritan, Roseland, Roxbury, Scotch Plains, Somerville, South Plainfield, Summit, Surf City, Tewksbury, Toms River, Tuckerton, Wall, Waretown, Warren, Watchung, Westfield West Caldwell and Whiting.

County Libraries – Morris, Ocean

Landscape and Nursery Industry Meetings

New Jersey Events – Flower, Garden, Trade, Home & Outdoor Living Shows

And at many great local businesses, deli’s, banks, nurseries, garden centers, garden clubs and florists.

Gardener News is also available by subscription.


Tom Castronovo, publisher of the Gardener NewsTom Castronovo is the publisher. He was featured on television every Sunday night and Monday on News 12 New Jersey as the "Backyard Gardener" for 6 1/2 years.

Tom is a "Garden State" resident and a horticultural and community educator. As a former landscaper by trade, he and his family have roots in farming, garden centers, nurseries and florists. For many years, Tom found it difficult, at best, to locate information on up-to-date gardening and landscaping information in print. After successfully completing a Master Gardener course, he recognized the need to assemble, publish and disseminate reliable and timely information to the gardening public in a friendly format. The seeds to the Gardener News were planted and it is now growing every day.


The Gardener News includes columns from local experts.

  • Around the Garden
  • Turf’s Up
  • Unique Plants
  • Garden Technology
  • Passionate About Produce
  • Preparing Your Harvest
  • Landscape Notes
  • Garden Shopping

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For more information about the Gardener News, please call
(908) 604.4444

*Paper locations subject to change