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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,818 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, 4,359 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 80,875 comments have been posted (54,637 positive, 11,194 neutral, 15,044 negative) by 41,811 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
Annie's Annuals and Perennials Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Bluestone Perennials Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Easy to Grow Bulbs Forestfarm
Garden Crossings LLC
Hallson Gardens J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery Made in the Shade Gardens
New Hampshire Hostas Niche Gardens
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

LoneSomeGeorge Negative Jackson & Perkins
audwoman Positive Florida Hill Nursery
toflynn Negative House of Wesley
makemehappy Negative Direct Gardening
dcusseaux Positive Wellspring Gardens
incagirl Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Tuckersmom Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
gardengrub Negative Merrymeeting Daylilies
Paquicuba Negative Pernell Gerver
azlisa Negative Gautam Global
emberdanielle Positive
carriegarden Neutral Wayside Gardens
KatyMac Negative Direct Gardening
Joylena2 Positive Wellspring Gardens
JohnVB Positive Badgersett Research Corporation
brdonnelly Positive The Hosta Farm
dentednj Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
wlbaum Negative Jené's Tropicals
cdiaz2700 Positive Avant Gardens
brianaucuba Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
enviroplanter Neutral Bluestone Perennials
enviroplanter Negative A Nearly Native Nursery
Journeyhawk Negative CedarCide Industries
vitz Negative New Hampshire Hostas
jakeofpk Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Qdangson Positive Quality Maples and More
pwcorgi Positive The Tasteful Garden
gdlpsanznnn Positive Brighter Blooms Nursery
Meredith79 Positive Iris Sisters Farm
stuartnpa Negative Henry Field's Seed & Nursery
DonnaMack Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
TijerasTess Positive Simply Succulents
njl43 Negative Sporestore (
Yvonneb Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
topgunja Positive Las Pilitas Nursery
usa_j77 Negative The Ark InstituteŽ
Agavegirl1 Neutral High Country Gardens
hookedonflowers Negative Royal Dutch
heididawn Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
crowrita1 Positive Breezeway Iris
crowrita1 Positive Winterberry Gardens
crowrita1 Positive Superstition Iris Gardens
crowrita1 Positive Exline Iris Garden & Crafts
crowrita1 Positive Blue J Iris
crowrita1 Positive Blue Bird Haven Iris Garden
aocanas11 Negative Rose Franklin's Perennials & Herbs (Butterfly
LovesJasmine Positive Almost Eden Plants
timbobway1 Neutral Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
chunx Negative MegaGro
aloutcha Negative Peony's Envy

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