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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,736 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, 4,304 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 77,852 comments have been posted (52,809 positive, 10,658 neutral, 14,385 negative) by 40,180 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

dontbuyfromthem Negative (Norman's Orchids)
Feebs Positive Niche Gardens
landreyev Positive Oakes Daylilies
gardeniainmt Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
gardeniainmt Positive McKay Nursery Company
garden6newbie Positive Flowers by the Sea
sdanler Positive Plant Delights Nursery
connoisseur Negative Garden Harvest Supply
peonyshima Positive Forestfarm
scbuttercup Neutral Flowers by the Sea
vossner Positive Garden Innovation Mail Order Ltd
BooBam378 Positive Lewis Bamboo Groves
BooBam378 Positive Brian's Botanicals
ryanpre Positive Brighter Blooms Nursery
saradus Positive Evergreen Nursery
saradus Neutral Rob's Rare and Giant Seeds (
saradus Positive Crow Dog Native Ferns and Gardens
saradus Positive Topiary Gardens
jgottshall Positive Backyard Berry Plants
SullivanLP Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
lailun Negative Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies
OllieKatt Positive Veseys
OllieKatt Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
joy1374 Positive Michigan Bulb
tom_pixel Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
lgfamily8 Negative Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
gunnydo Positive Tomato Bob's Heirloom Tomatoes
Sherilou Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
floria Positive Diane's Flower Seeds
robbdogr Positive Blue J Iris
HomeGrownTomato Neutral Bonnie's Plants
DoreenMN88 Positive Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
WTCHHoDog Positive Dancing Oaks Nursery
GardenerinKS Negative Richard Owen Nursery / Exciting Gardens
CAndersen Positive Cynthia's Iris Garden
Tummygoat Negative Rose Franklin's Perennials & Herbs (Butterfly
vermontgirlamy Positive SMG Succulents
troman1973 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
kgriffit Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
MyaY Positive California Carnivores
themikesmom Positive Echo Iris Garden
green365 Negative Smith Wholesale LLC
missnatural Positive The Sample Seed Shop
themikesmom Positive Exline Iris Garden & Crafts
riosamba Positive Joy Creek Nursery
JRGil Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
MaryArneson Neutral
themikesmom Positive C and T Iris Patch
denjr Negative Bluff View Nursery
Amaryllis9 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

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