Better Homes and Gardens - the best selling home magazine in the United States of America is called “Better Homes and Gardens”. The editor in Chief is Gayle Butler. Better Homes & Gardens is a monthly magazine dealing with home and family living. Articles cover interior design, home improvement, culture, hobbies and crafts, gardening, family and health, cooking and nutrition. The magazine is published 12 times per year by the Meredith Corporation. It was founded in 1922 by Edwin Meredith, who had previously been the United States Secretary of Agriculture under Woodrow Wilson.Better Homes and Gardens is one of the "Seven Sisters", a group of women's service magazines.
The Meredith Corporation publishes a number of books on home economics and gardening under the BH&G brand, the best known of which is the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, colloquially known as the "Red Plaid" book. Now in its 14th edition (published in 2006), the Red Plaid was originally published in 1930. Meredith also publishes the New Junior Cookbook for children learning to cook.
The magazine's title was used by Meredith's real estate arm, which was sold and then called GMAC Real Estate. In October 2007, Meredith entered a 50-year licensing agreement with Realogy Corporation to license the Better Homes and Gardens name to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The company is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, and has offices across the country.