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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,869 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, 4,418 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 84,451 comments have been posted (56,753 positive, 11,797 neutral, 15,901 negative) by 43,787 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.

Most Recently added ratings

growin Negative
bent3well Neutral Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
LIRose Positive Netherland Bulb Company
LIRose Positive Antique Rose Emporium
Sunshinegirrl Positive Meyer Hatchery
Bigtoad78 Positive Indiana Berry & Plant Co.
myrosegarden8 Negative Jackson & Perkins
MidnightDBA Negative Burgess Seed
guineapigme Negative Jackson & Perkins
DonnaMack Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
dcheney Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
b_schr Positive Jackson & Perkins
CarolMcKenzie Negative High Country Gardens
Spideyandus Negative Real Palm Trees (
ricardoP Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
DonnaMack Negative Hydrangeas Plus
DonnaMack Positive Brent & Becky's Bulbs
LIRose Positive Hydrangeas Plus
LIRose Negative Forestfarm
JANEYM Negative Four Seasons Nursery
Elsa17 Negative Jung Seed
TMichelle Positive Prairie Nursery Inc.
GusCooper Positive Bluestone Perennials
GusCooper Positive New Life Nursery & Garden
redcolumbine Positive Colonial Creek Farm
cooleybufo Positive Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,
Cville_Gardener Negative Territorial Seed Company
LucilleBluth Negative Cactus King
littlemisty Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
Brad_F Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
DonnaMack Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
clearfieldborn Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
LBoroughs Negative Goodwin Creek Gardens
RJClark6 Positive Antique Rose Emporium
widowpoole Negative Earl May Seed & Nursery
Jessaroo Positive Silver Creek Nursery
mussdoghcc Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
mussdoghcc Positive Breck's Bulbs
bobbi_s Positive Terra Ceia Farms
Vilja Negative Michigan Bulb
MDplanter Negative A.M. Leonard's Gardeners Edge
FritztheCat Negative Willis Orchard Company
madelf Negative Gilbert H. Wild and Son
AndreaRHooper Negative
DavidPutty Positive Indiana Berry & Plant Co.
Morrhys Positive High Country Gardens
DavidPutty Neutral Burnt Ridge Nursery
Rsundquist Negative White Flower Farm
missysanford Negative
Gardener1212 Negative Bluff View Nursery

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