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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,750 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, 4,313 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 78,240 comments have been posted (53,037 positive, 10,748 neutral, 14,455 negative) by 40,389 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
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
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

MarcusVincet Positive Emerald Goddess Gardens
BetNC Negative Wayside Gardens
BetNC Positive K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
BetNC Positive Brent & Becky's Bulbs
BetNC Negative Breck's Bulbs
Beckah Positive Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
ignatz713 Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
missinfront Neutral Marshalls Seeds
rissole Negative Victory Seed Company
themikesmom Positive Iris Fan Gardens
Coconutgrove Positive Karchesky Canna
hopsnsheep Positive Digging Dog Nursery
Ves Positive Silver Star Vinery
Skyegarden Negative Dutch Gardens
watchdogal Positive New Hampshire Hostas
thomasNYC Positive Rarefind Nursery (Rare Find Nursery)
acensgarden Positive Digging Dog Nursery
rissole Positive Plant Me Green
MrsCreekbend Positive Joy Creek Nursery
Ves Negative Hollingsworth Peonies
Pule Positive Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,
amilie Positive (New Garden Plants)
jcongdon Positive Four Winds Growers
Alexander_R Positive Telos Rare Bulbs
Alexander_R Positive McClure & Zimmerman Quality Flowerbulb Brokers
newlifnursery Positive Skarzenski Family Nursery
rissole Negative Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
matthewhg Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
sallysgarden Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
annarborite Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
rbarry99 Positive White Oak Nursery
marcuz_0115 Neutral Silicon Solar Inc.
abby_mendoza Neutral Silicon Solar Inc.
musukari Positive Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,
joie_julia Neutral Silicon Solar Inc.
carobel Negative Nature Hills Nursery
zaine_liane10 Neutral Silicon Solar Inc.
lindarei12 Neutral Silicon Solar Inc.
tride26 Positive Bob Smoley's Gardenworld
gardadore Positive HTGSupply (High Tech Garden Supply)
plantlovernyc Positive Almost Eden Plants
nw6b Positive A.G. Ammon Nursery
JanisDogwood Positive Digging Dog Nursery
ChazMazziest Positive Going Bananas
geri_ilagan Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
fulani Positive Digging Dog Nursery
daxlang Positive White Harvest Seed Company
clematis911 Negative Digging Dog Nursery
Rylanfersieck Positive Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,
Vickalee Positive Willow Creek Gardens

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