Gardener's Eden stores closed in August 2005 when its existing inventory ran out, and its products are no longer available. The parent company, Brookstone, was in search of a buyer for the Gardener's Eden line, but as of 2014, there is no indication that a transfer ever occurred.
Gardener's Eden was originally developed in 1982 by the entrepreneur Ruth Owades, who sold the company to San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma a few years later. Williams-Sonoma then sold the line to Brookstone in 1999. Former employees have suggested that the failure to update the catalog offerings and isolated seasonal business resulted in the decline in sales.