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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,738 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, 4,308 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 78,099 comments have been posted (52,944 positive, 10,725 neutral, 14,430 negative) by 40,302 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. Brushwood Nursery
Classy Groundcovers Digging Dog Nursery
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

mgscutter Negative LilyBLOOMS Aquatic Gardens
Iamjujubee Positive Prairie Moon Nursery
Otmani007 Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
PittsburghLaw Negative Edible Landscaping
landreyev Positive Wild Iris Rows
LazyDevil Positive Serenity Health
dmac085 Positive Superstition Iris Gardens
johnforsman Positive Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
narrowminded Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
Shadesofblue18 Positive In The Country Garden & Gifts
balaji2007 Company Message pixies gardens
mosterbauer Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
alisarin Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
gattonero Positive Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
javabeans2 Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
DaniBird Negative Murray McMurray Hatchery
dts11713 Positive My Pet Chicken
onagadori Positive Ogden Station Daylilies
Cheryl8 Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
Tinkum Negative Nature Hills Nursery
hoosierquilt Negative Silicon Solar Inc.
JamesCE Positive Backyard Berry Plants
p3pner123 Positive Plant Me Green
p3pner123 Positive Shrub Source
tburgos Positive David Austin Roses (US)
tburgos Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
connoisseur Neutral Maryott's Gardens
painetdldy Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Jan1960tr3 Negative The Cook's Garden
Madri Negative Hidden Valley Hibiscus
cchauck Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
michielvg Positive Tree Seeds, (formerly Tree Seeds for Sale)
HostaManana Positive Sebright Gardens
DixieK1081 Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
CommanderNSB Positive Marthas Secrets
GrumpyDave Positive Plum Hill Farm Daylilies
pammjean Negative Rich's Foxwillow Pines Nursery
tgiforever Positive Niche Gardens
ManhattanJewess Neutral Urban Farmer Seeds LLC
tooner2 Neutral Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
the1twothree Positive Zone 9 Tropicals (
luannewolf Negative Pinetree Garden Seeds
sskkm Positive GardenImport
sskkm Negative Veseys
sskkm Positive Floral and Hardy Gardens (formerly Crescent Nursery)
DavidLyter Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Wowards Negative Victoriana Nursery Gardens
tundraplanter Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
wiiilbur Positive Slate Hill Farm Daylilies
mjbivens Negative Henry Field's Seed & Nursery

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