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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,850 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, 4,376 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 81,847 comments have been posted (55,301 positive, 11,321 neutral, 15,225 negative) by 42,396 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

ralphwilson Positive Renee's Garden Seeds
thornsandmyrtle Positive Fedco Seeds
amce Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Roiceadeolai Negative Ison's Nursery & Vineyard
Claimsmom Positive
brett24 Negative Empire National Nursery, LLC
pearlselby Positive Richter's Herb Specialists
pearlselby Positive Seed Savers Exchange
nebraska1 Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
SamB96 Positive Sporestore (
rterzieva Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
gbee Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
ruffrow2hoe Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
johneecc Company Message Noah's Ark Topiary
mdouglas Negative Mass Spectrum Botanicals
just_a_guy Neutral Gourmet Seed International
BAHGardener Company Message The Blooming Artichoke Herbary
theydoscam Positive Welkers Grove Nursery (
lokidog Neutral Fry Road Nursery
jbgarg Negative Sheffield's Seed Company
Mistermagoo Positive
LeannaT Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
roshni11 Negative Hidden Valley Hibiscus
CarynDalton Positive
Scribbles646 Positive Bountiful Gardens
LindseyR Positive
lokidog Negative Thompson and Morgan (US)
BotanicalBoi Neutral Georgia Vines
BotanicalBoi Positive Victory Seed Company
BotanicalBoi Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
mickeyg51162 Positive
Wittypants Positive
waycool Negative Rarexoticseeds
kmathews7577 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
beanstock Neutral Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
SuenMN Positive Honeyberry USA
fiftyfive Positive
BeeBlessed Negative Burnt Ridge Nursery
Sheila23 Positive
duggimps Positive
damoller Positive Geo Seed (
LilyMia Negative Japanese Maples and Evergreens
pyrocles Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Onionlady Positive
rick0527 Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
msjw Positive Victory Seed Company
waynemcmillen Positive
LindaRmfg Positive
anais82 Positive
Gennafer Positive

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