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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 84,815 comments have been posted (56,928 positive, 11,877 neutral, 16,010 negative) by 43,954 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

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
ncbill Negative Direct Gardening
Cheryl8 Positive (New Garden Plants)
rowlanddouglas Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
BuenaVistagarde Neutral (Roozengaarde)
RichardV Positive Bass Pecan Company
RichardV Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
deadplantgirl Negative House of Wesley
kennethv Negative Nature Hills Nursery
cceasyrider Positive Brighter Blooms Nursery
Georgiamom Negative Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
fdf123 Negative Honeycreek Nurseries
Alansanne Negative White Flower Farm
fleursuzie Neutral High Country Roses
JennaL1 Negative Secret Garden Growers
bondra76 Positive Evergreen Nursery
pege9 Positive Glasshouse Works
Lesliehenn Positive Sandy Mush Herb Nursery
dncampbell Negative National Arbor Day Foundation
Karenproulx Negative The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
joem789 Neutral Steele Plant Company
josephmiller Positive Maple Valley Orchards
loneeagle Negative Asparagus Gardener
taxonomybob Positive Las Pilitas Nursery
ranjani Negative Jackson & Perkins
susanlyons Negative Japanese Maples and Evergreens
mpfund1 Positive Moonshine Designs Nursery
Lystessa Positive The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
beeplo Positive Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &
beeplo Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
gprevost Negative Breck's Bulbs

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