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Guide to Gardening by Mail, Mail Order Gardening, and Catalogs

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,735 mail order gardening companies. Here gardeners share their opinions on which companies really deliver on quality, price and service.

After you review the Introduction and Acceptable Use Policy, you can share your own mail-order experiences, or use our search and browse features to find reputable sources for all your gardening needs.

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Since 1994, 4,303 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 77,810 comments have been posted (52,782 positive, 10,650 neutral, 14,378 negative) by 40,158 customers.

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The Watchdog 30

These 30 companies are currently the most highly rated within our entire database. Each of them is listed here because of feedback from their customers.

A Nearly Native Nursery Almost Eden Plants
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Brushwood Nursery Classy Groundcovers
Digging Dog Nursery Easy to Grow Bulbs
Forestfarm Garden Crossings LLC Hallson Gardens
Hummingbird Farm J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery Made in the Shade Gardens
New Hampshire Hostas Nourse Farms Inc.
Oakes Daylilies Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
Onalee's Seeds, LLC Pepper Joe's Inc.
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses Santa Rosa Gardens
Select Seeds Antique Flowers Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
St. Clare Heirloom Seeds Swallowtail Garden Seeds
The Sample Seed Shop Victory Seed Company

Most Recently added ratings

kgriffit Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
MyaY Positive California Carnivores
themikesmom Positive Echo Iris Garden
green365 Negative Smith Wholesale LLC
missnatural Positive The Sample Seed Shop
themikesmom Positive Exline Iris Garden & Crafts
riosamba Positive Joy Creek Nursery
JRGil Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
MaryArneson Neutral
themikesmom Positive C and T Iris Patch
denjr Negative Bluff View Nursery
Amaryllis9 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
crowrita1 Positive Exline Iris Garden & Crafts
crowrita1 Positive Iriswarehouse
plantgnome1 Positive Amador Flower Farm
elfeik Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
zdean Positive My Pet Chicken
jaybee9011 Negative Bluff View Nursery
thetubeguy1954 Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
seredelfs Neutral Raintree Nursery
pllmerrell Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
themikesmom Positive Iris City Gardens
justins_garden Positive Mendocino Maples Nursery
jasonb Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
tm4 Neutral Flora Exotica
ehunt123 Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
TCTerrariums Positive Companion Plants
jasarthur Negative The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
jasarthur Neutral Spring Hill Nursery (aka
pollyj70 Neutral Great Garden Plants
twhoffma Positive Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)
NoahH Negative Rogue Valley Roses
BertKinchen Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
jbf16falcon Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
wdhammons01 Negative Cook's Carnivorous Plants
glen74 Positive Rose Franklin's Perennials & Herbs (Butterfly
Moonjala Positive Blue Ridge Daylilies
kyjudy Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
rdtjr05 Positive Munchkin Nursery and Gardens, LLC
WTCHHoDog Positive Blue J Iris
valis55 Positive Pine Ridge Gardens
elmundodelcacti Positive Horizon Herbs, LLC
crunch56 Negative Real Palm Trees (
lelamarie Negative MegaGro
bpatters7 Positive Garden Grower (
mrsplum Positive Violet Barn (Rob's Min-O-Lets)
strell Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
Juliaf Negative Michigan Bulb
Schwager Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
themikesmom Positive Woodhenge Gardens (Jim Murphy's Piedmont Perennials)

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