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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,807 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, 4,342 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 79,600 comments have been posted (53,930 positive, 10,969 neutral, 14,701 negative) by 41,158 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
Easy to Grow Bulbs Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
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
Tomato Girl (Tomato Baby Company) Victory Seed Company

Most Recently added ratings

Chills Positive Burnt Ridge Nursery
deforestliz Positive Spring Valley Roses
tpombo1 Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
Saunya Positive Coes Comfrey
bobbishelly Positive Niche Gardens
merrydancer Positive Eminence Meadows
31Dupont Negative Nature Hills Nursery
Doxy Positive Crape Myrtles Inc. (also dba Crape Myrtle Farms and
leroyarcher14 Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
Plantgeekgirl Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Sandyrvega Negative Honeycreek Nurseries
Moonmist1 Neutral Nature Hills Nursery
paddy1234 Negative Nature Hills Nursery
jaynelg Positive Greenwood Nursery
RLarsen Positive Adams County Nursery
kbadams9 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
kbadams9 Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
AnnML Negative Cactus King
dreamersgame Neutral Summerstone Nursery
ritz1 Positive Deer Country Gardens
Sarmistha Negative Direct Gardening
cathy166 Positive Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
ewait Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
crowrita1 Positive Cynthia's Iris Garden
DonnaMack Positive Plant and Gnome
lpollard Negative Royal Dutch
SATXCactus Neutral Cactus King
Rondo212 Positive Sequim Rare Plants
Rondo212 Positive Far Reaches Farm
Cheryl8 Positive New Hampshire Hostas
MN_AKB Positive The Fragrant Path
onealbs Positive Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)
cheddarhead Negative Heirloom Seeds
cheddarhead Positive Orchard House Heirlooms
fredathepayne Positive Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
terrypacifica Negative Summerstone Nursery
Newyard2015 Negative
ThornyWolf Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
justkristy Positive Brushwood Nursery
nanc115 Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
francis99 Negative B & T World Seeds
Camieux Positive Avant Gardens
cathy166 Positive Taylor Greenhouses
Kellywpa Positive The Sample Seed Shop
GreenMan7a Positive Ferry-Morse Seed Company
Lovehum Positive Almost Eden Plants
Thescann Negative Carnivorous Plant Nursery
klemanfamilyof4 Negative Urban Farmer Seeds LLC
jmmerrifield Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
MidwestLady Positive Pepper Joe's Inc.

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