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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 84,842 comments have been posted (56,941 positive, 11,881 neutral, 16,020 negative) by 43,964 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

Debussy Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
NCMstGardener Positive MrMaple (Nichol's Nursery)
widowpoole Negative Earl May Seed & Nursery
Contutti Positive Hummingbird Farm
SassyJ20 Negative Henry Field's Seed & Nursery
jenmulvey Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
FLSunshineGal Positive Kartuz Greenhouses
veloyes Positive Bigfoot Collections
lovely12 Neutral Bluestone Perennials
linuxbob Neutral Santa Rosa Gardens
axess2016 Negative Michigan Bulb
hz78 Positive The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
cralph Positive White Oak Nursery
jlindblo Negative Burpee (W. Atlee Burpee)
Jupandy Negative Wayside Gardens
thegrannyb Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
veryzer Negative Hilltop Gardens
ElizabethK Negative Willis Orchard Company
PinkRoses7 Positive Joy Creek Nursery
lyph Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
PinkRoses7 Negative High Country Gardens
bondra76 Positive Bluestone Perennials
beanstock Negative Goodwin Creek Gardens
wanmankuhn Negative (IGC)
JOHNFREEMAN Positive Wellspring Gardens
maplemania160 Positive Mendocino Maples Nursery
flowermaiden2 Positive Bluestone Perennials
KrautThistle Neutral Santa Rosa Gardens
davepustek Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
JOHNFREEMAN Positive Talbott Nursery and Poultry
ninjamonkeymama Negative National Arbor Day Foundation
ztmh2 Negative Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)
ddmon12 Negative Plantation Products, Inc.
Nobody Negative High Country Gardens
sawman43 Positive American Meadows
redcarbeth Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
muneio17 Negative Great Garden Plants
KCastor Positive The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
mousingaround Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
JanettaRose Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
mousingaround Positive Wayside Gardens
RebeccaLynn Positive Brent & Becky's Bulbs
garyj59 Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
Martiholland Positive Maple Valley Orchards
flowermaiden2 Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
flowermaiden2 Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
andies Positive Roses Unlimited
camillicat Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
EBB Positive The Natural Gardening Company
sierrasu Negative Annie's Annuals and Perennials

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