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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,708 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, 4,277 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 76,433 comments have been posted (51,948 positive, 10,461 neutral, 14,024 negative) by 39,418 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.
Brushwood Nursery Classy Groundcovers
Easy to Grow Bulbs Forestfarm
Garden Crossings LLC
Hallson Gardens J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
Katz Kuntry Kuttins Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Made in the Shade Gardens New Hampshire Hostas
Oakes Daylilies Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
Onalee's Seeds, LLC Penny's Tomatoes
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
The Sample Seed Shop Tomato Girl (Tomato Baby Company)
Victory Seed Company Wellspring Gardens

Most Recently added ratings

dogshed Negative Direct Gardening
u2dan Positive Gurney's Seed & Nursery
avery1pj Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
u2dan Positive Michigan Bulb
magickalgardens Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
DonnaMack Positive Faraway Flowers from Faraway Places
stormyeyes99 Negative Michigan Bulb
herbman49 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
herbman49 Positive Bay Flora
stormyeyes99 Negative Cherry Gal (
herbman49 Positive Forestfarm
agastachegrl Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
deforestliz Neutral Jung Seed
ihthmd Positive The Wild Papaya Nursery and Garden Center
lakenvelder Negative Wagon Wheel Orchard
p3pner123 Positive Leaves and Petals Garden Center
Rosalee916 Negative Heirloom Roses
daveinsc Positive Territorial Seed Company
daveinsc Positive R.H. Shumway Seeds
billghal Positive Morningsun Herb Farm
HelbigMann Negative Royal Dutch
NAndover31 Positive Indiana Berry & Plant Co.
skidmorea80 Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
DonnaMack Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
crazy4brugs Positive CT Daylily
reeve1 Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
nray57 Positive Pantry Garden Herbs
sscawman Positive Bloomin Designs Nursery
oma2max Negative Pond Plants Direct
natedbrbr Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
dananderica Negative Urban Farmer Seeds
lamarcaro Negative Bloomin Designs Nursery
baileyhermit Negative Whatcom Seed Company (
kbangs Negative K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
wenmac Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Anna_Sweden Positive Adaptive Seeds LLC
Bec_No_Va Positive New Life Nursery & Garden
Bec_No_Va Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
Bec_No_Va Positive The Tasteful Garden
Bec_No_Va Positive Petals from the Past, Inc.
Juvilian Positive Spring Hill Nursery (aka
thecityman Positive Willis Orchard Company
Gardeningdiva Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
Gardeningdiva Positive Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
corirusson Negative High Country Gardens
melody Positive Terra Ceia Farms
eneref Positive Quality Maples and More
eneref Negative Direct Gardening
patrice236 Positive Paradise Garden
Rekrab87 Neutral Willis Orchard Company

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