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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,814 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, 4,356 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 80,665 comments have been posted (54,526 positive, 11,157 neutral, 14,982 negative) by 41,694 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
Annie's Annuals and Perennials Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Bluestone Perennials Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Brushwood Nursery Easy to Grow Bulbs
Forestfarm Garden Crossings LLC Hallson Gardens
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

phkat Positive The Liquid Fence Company
joy2you Positive Boyd Nursery Company
rdtjr05 Positive Keeping It Green Nursery
cpmelcher Negative Nature Hills Nursery
vincemarzullo Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
neferset Neutral Burgess Seed
jaimelemon Neutral Larry's Orchids
lokidog Positive Gourmet Seed International
grik Positive Landscape Alternatives Inc.
Toddott Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
dollestephanie Positive The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
regrets Negative Spring Hill Nursery (aka
Gumneckdg Positive Bluestone Perennials
hopflower Negative Aztec Dahlias
randibear Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
GeneSkCan Negative Peony Garden (Frankford Nursery Peony Superstore)
songjingjing915 Negative White Flower Farm
btl6026 Positive Greenwood Nursery
Griett Positive Greenwood Nursery
Homers4737 Negative
KenShaw Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
graphexgurl Positive Hummingbird Farm
pottedorchard Negative Top Tropicals LLC
clusiana Positive Heavenly Seed
barfarkle Positive Jelitto Seeds
withouttomato Negative Texas Tomato Cage
damshrooms Negative Mushroom Mountain
barfarkle Negative Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds
gdlpsanznnn Negative Great Garden Plants
tooner2 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
debsplace47 Positive Avant Gardens
Karthik76 Neutral Gautam Global
Domanic Positive Pepper Joe's Inc.
flame7749 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
pottedorchard Positive Pine Island Nursery
eviesdharma Negative Summerstone Nursery
liberman Positive Colonial Creek Farm
SpiritedRose Positive Vintage Virginia Apples
HamletAdams Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
kfries48 Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
RichfromNH Negative Garden Delights Online Plant Nursery
Vickyc63 Positive Bridgewood Gardens
Vickyc63 Positive New Hampshire Hostas
Sequoiadendron4 Positive B & D Lilies
Dandydan Neutral Plantlighting Hydroponics (formerly
JeffR47 Positive Terra Ceia Farms
KCW0326 Negative Burgess Seed
Qdangson Positive Topiary Gardens
Hammer77 Negative Pernell Gerver
Char866 Negative Four Seasons Nursery

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