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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,818 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, 4,362 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 81,029 comments have been posted (54,726 positive, 11,216 neutral, 15,087 negative) by 41,911 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. 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

robert2155 Negative Dimeo Blueberry Farms
casa09 Positive
vyger Negative Royal Dutch
LauraInOregon Positive Gary's Out of Africa (Gary S. Mikita)
ColoradoLeo Negative Nature Hills Nursery
RobertCrandall Positive Hartmann's Plant Company
RobertCrandall Positive Gardeners' Collection
jawja100 Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
MarkWarwarick Negative Real Palm Trees (
CorrinaHughes Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
vincemarzullo Positive Joy Creek Nursery
floria Positive Niche Gardens
fairyfrenzee Positive Kigi Nursery
Ichthius Negative Arizona Aquatic Gardens
incagirl Neutral Gray Gardens
incagirl Neutral Haute Gardens
GrayGarden Negative Rose Franklin's Perennials & Herbs (Butterfly
Tslink Negative Nature Hills Nursery
januse Neutral Smart Seeds (
trango Negative Kelly Nurseries
Dozer38 Positive Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
raedee Negative Four Seasons Nursery
marinoy Positive
Bkellyjr Positive
SFrose Positive
Andrewporto Positive Almost Eden Plants
katesflowers Negative Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
Al5843 Negative Burgess Seed
LindaRmfg Negative Pinetree Garden Seeds
RobertCrandall Positive Willis Orchard Company
ps3isawesome Neutral Southbay Traps - Carnivorous Plants & Garden Supply
JD2010 Positive Wigert's Bonsai
vkumar1610 Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
Melissa819 Negative Dimeo Blueberry Farms
judyt54 Negative Gardening How-To (National Home Gardening Club)
LindaBinMD Positive Pullerbear Tree, Shrub, Brush and Weed Puller
Brofred Negative Four Winds Growers
Annakari Positive Burpee (W. Atlee Burpee)
Annakari Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
LoneSomeGeorge Negative Jackson & Perkins
Canarykeeper Positive Evergreen Gardenworks
suwannee Positive Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
vincemarzullo Positive Rarefind Nursery (Rare Find Nursery)
magnaastra Neutral Dirt Goddess Super Seeds and Garlic Farm
Agavegirl1 Positive
SwedeRacer1 Positive The Hosta Farm
NJIrisGuy Positive Joe Pye Weed's Garden
JoeStrange Negative Nature Hills Nursery
brahmsop8 Negative Four Seasons Nursery
1lolita1 Positive Naylor Creek Nursery

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