Garden & Gun is a magazine about the sporting culture, food, music, art, and travel of the Southern United States. It was created by Pierre Manigault and John Wilson in 2004 and launched in 2007 with publisher Rebecca Darwin (former publisher of The New Yorker and Mirabella) as part of the Evening Post Publishing Company. The magazine won three ADDY Awards and eight Magazine Association of the Southeast GAMMA awards in its first year, while being named the nation’s second-hottest magazine launch in 2007 by MIN Magazine.
After Evening Post Publishing decided at the end of 2008 to discontinue its funding of the magazine, it was purchased by Darwin and Evening Post board Chairman Pierre Manigault. Darwin became president of the new company.
Garden & Gun is based in Charleston, South Carolina and covers “an adventure-bound, art-loving, skeet-shooting lifestyle”, as well as gardens, “Southern tradition” and land conservation. The name Garden & Gun is an "inside reference to a popular ’70s Charleston disco called the Garden and Gun Club." According to Rebecca Darwin, President and CEO of Garden & Gun, the title "is a metaphor for the South—its land, the people, their lifestyle, and their heritage.”
Garden and Gun hosts an annual awards issue for "best of" made-in-the-South products and companies. It had one of cartoonist and novelist Doug Marlette's last written works before he passed away in a car crash. Other writers for the magazine have included Pat Conroy, Roy Blount Jr., and Donna Tartt. Sid Evans became the magazine's editor in 2007. John Wilson was the magazine's founding Editor in Chief.