THE Proprietors beg to intimate to their readers that they have made new arrangements in regard to the editing of the 'Gardener,' which they trust will prove acceptable to their Subscribers, extend the usefulness of the publication, and secure a largely-increased amount of public support. Commencing with the Number for January 1870, the duties of the Editorship will be jointly discharged by Mr William Thomson, Dalkeith Gardens - who, since the establishment of the ' Gardener,' has done so much to insure its marked success, and who will continue to give the work the benefit of his great practical experience - and Mr Richard Dean, Ealing, London.

The aim of the Proprietors in adopting these new arrangements is to give to the 'Gardener' a broader character than has yet belonged to it, and to make it acceptable in all parts of the United Kingdom, by including the widest range of subjects related to Horticulture. Practically, the Proprietors seek to give to the work, which will be henceforth published in London, the tone and scope belonging to a national horticultural organ.

While the general line which has been followed in the past, and which has proved so successful under Mr Thomson's management, will be adhered to, a larger prominence will be given to Floriculture; and, especially in the department of Florists' Flowers, every endeavour will be made to supply the latest and fullest information. This department will be under the immediate superintendence of Mr Dean. All special information of interest will be chronicled in its proper place; condensed reports of the leading Exhibitions, giving their salient and interesting points, will be furnished, and other matters coming under the same category; and under the head of "Notes of the Month" will be given such miscellaneous intelligence, likely to be interesting to amateur and professional horticulturists, as may not conveniently come in under other headings.

Under the head of "Garden Requisites" will be duly chronicled all inventions and improvements of real importance to the horticulturist; while "Garden Economics," under which will be included Bee-keeping, Wine manufacture, Preserves, etc, will have due prominence. No exertion will be spared to render the 'Gardener' a complete monthly manual for all classes interested in the subjects to which its columns are devoted; and the Publishers confidently anticipate that, under the able superintendence of Messrs Thomson and Dean, it will hold its place among the leading horticultural organs of the day.

Edinburgh, December 1869.