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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,773 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, 4,323 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 78,689 comments have been posted (53,344 positive, 10,814 neutral, 14,531 negative) by 40,637 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

richardhenry200 Negative Heirloom Seeds
GreenLab Positive
lesa814 Positive
Azurel Positive Van Engelen, Inc.
sdpkelkar Neutral Gautam Global
dentednj Positive Willis Orchard Company
reeve1 Positive Hidden Springs Flower Farm
Ben_Scrued Negative Cyclone Rake (Woodland Power Products, Inc.)
GardeningisLife Negative Spring Hill Nursery (aka
GardeningisLife Negative Michigan Bulb
GardeningisLife Negative K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
Olena Positive Tomato Growers Supply Co.
ConsumerGuy Negative Outdoor Distributors
ursy_ten Positive Fair Dinkum Seeds
kangfeng Positive Willis Orchard Company
ZonePusher Positive Rarefind Nursery (Rare Find Nursery)
gooberstraw Negative The Fragrant Path
tasvin Positive Four Winds Growers
tlyons481 Positive Nature and Nurture Seeds
titaniumhipster Positive White Flower Farm
lizan Negative Gardening How-To (National Home Gardening Club)
bluebuster77 Negative Rogue Valley Roses
JamesCE Positive Backyard Berry Plants
carols343 Negative Master Garden Products
Kylie2x Positive Wild Things Grow
gsteinbe Neutral Tripple Brook Farm
webejammin Negative Drip Depot
monkeypatches Positive Vernon Barnes and Son Nursery
buckwright Positive Nature and Nurture Seeds
zimbaasha Negative Plant Me Green
fruuuu Negative Aquarium Plants (
Don_in_CT Positive Trade Winds Fruit
rocketcitytabby Positive (John Silvia LLC)
AngeloSalvi Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
FlowerPotTipper Positive Almost Eden Plants
dbetts69 Positive Red Worms Express
Ejkoby Positive Nature and Nurture Seeds
FlowerPotTipper Positive Shoal Creek Succulents
AussieDave Positive Fair Dinkum Seeds
Sustainaburbia Positive Fair Dinkum Seeds
Njcogar Positive (John Silvia LLC)
lakenvelder Neutral Wagon Wheel Orchard
todgor Neutral Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
PracticalAg Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
foodforesters Neutral Coes Comfrey
RedSpear Positive Sandusky Valley Nursery
Elihu Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
nananut Positive Montoso Gardens
CamyA Negative Plow & Hearth
jeremyduncombe Positive Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries

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