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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,738 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, 4,307 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 77,995 comments have been posted (52,889 positive, 10,695 neutral, 14,411 negative) by 40,259 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. Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Brushwood Nursery Classy Groundcovers
Digging Dog 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

CommanderNSB Positive The Wild Papaya Nursery and Garden Center
Patty57 Positive Gardens of the Blue Ridge
Sagarpradhan Negative Sandeman Seeds
judypal Positive White Flower Farm
klitten44 Negative Eden Brothers Seed Company
joandud Positive Bluestone Perennials
LarryR Neutral Plant Delights Nursery
itsmesue Positive Violet Barn (Rob's Min-O-Lets)
itsmesue Positive Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses, Inc.
Juthaweerat Positive Trebrown Nurseries
melody Company Message Cactus King
docchance Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
overnover Neutral Gold Country Orchids
Doughster4 Negative Willis Orchard Company
Fashionita Negative Creekside Gardens
misaelphillip Positive Legg Creek Farm
LindsayAdams Positive Legg Creek Farm
landreyev Positive Williamson Farm Flowers
landreyev Positive C and T Iris Patch
eolivas103 Positive Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
Benhur Positive Michael's Bromeliads
neemfan Negative Neem Tree Farms
tooner2 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
ksmithfam321 Positive Urban Farmer Seeds LLC
FelixSalinas Negative Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Old_Gardener Positive Filaree Farm
bluegulo Negative Willis Orchard Company
JamesCE Positive Backyard Berry Plants
alyssa226 Positive Shoal Creek Succulents
chicchick Positive Irish Eyes Garden Seeds
chicchick Positive Meyer Hatchery
JamesRS Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
LIDIGGER Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
sullivan11 Positive New Hampshire Hostas
mblahitka Positive Van Den Nest Nursery (Garden of Eden Tree Farm)
u1l9l5a4 Positive Everwilde Farms, Inc.
1stGreenGirl Positive My Pet Chicken
Gardeningman Positive Garden Harvest Supply
Old_Gardener Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
Old_Gardener Positive Almost Eden Plants
Old_Gardener Positive Wellspring Gardens
hardyinokc Positive Paw Paw Everlast Label Company
denjr Neutral Bluff View Nursery
txaggiegal Negative Perennial Marketplace
Patty57 Positive Draycott Gardens
vossner Positive Tropical Plants & More
memays Positive Niche Gardens
SquirrelRalph Neutral Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Ratdeschamps Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
ktownae Positive Stardreamer Daylilies

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