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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, 4,351 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 80,160 comments have been posted (54,242 positive, 11,066 neutral, 14,852 negative) by 41,445 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
Classy Groundcovers Easy to Grow Bulbs
Forestfarm Garden Crossings LLC Hallson Gardens
J.L. Hudson, Seedsman Katz Kuntry Kuttins
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
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

dougfish Positive Mail-Order Natives (Mail Order Natives)
SharonSix Positive Stokes Seeds
1nusha1 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
Nschaner Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
breakfast Positive Whitman Farms
jfphoto Negative Kigi Nursery
trackinsand Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
Bellababy Neutral Roll Out Flowers (Garden Innovations, LLC)
remster Positive Hummingbird Farm
Rplenzner Neutral Sporestore (
janinemayer Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
DonnaMack Positive Roses Unlimited
hz78 Negative Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
blueskyfd11 Positive Almost Eden Plants
southerncottage Positive Richter's Herb Specialists
ThirstyGarden Positive In The Country Garden & Gifts
ellenfoster Positive New Hampshire Hostas
rick4965 Positive Four Winds Growers
flowermaiden2 Positive Wayside Gardens
flowermaiden2 Positive K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
gvargo Positive Youngs Garden Center
Mayimo Positive Antique Rose Emporium
thornhillbarn Positive Grover's Blueberries and Seed company
furrybill2000 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
JWWC Negative Midnight Gardens Daylilies
gvargo Negative Michigan Bulb
Johnsddr Negative Mass Spectrum Botanicals
cc5583 Negative Direct Gardening
tammyfr Positive Double A Vineyards, Inc.
crazy4brugs Positive Pine Knot Farms
dsaleem Negative Nature Hills Nursery
VeiledMaid Neutral Pepper Joe's Inc.
mylittletrees Negative Cold Stream Farm
kitschykoo Negative Bluff View Nursery
bfreiberg Positive Almost Eden Plants
PerleyX Negative Holly Hill Nurseries
flowjock Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
BarbL70 Negative Sweet Corn Organic Nursery
Brendap98 Negative Direct Gardening
marylandplot Negative Richard Owen Nursery / Exciting Gardens
Fishman1 Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
cleininger2 Negative Michigan Bulb
SarasotaFlorida Positive Charles Alford Plants
Wooknor Positive Burgess Seed
MamaPT Negative Dimeo Blueberry Farms
scholargarden Positive Leaves and Petals Garden Center
DaisyPeach Positive In The Country Garden & Gifts
JazzyGuy Positive Bluff View Nursery
BrisbaneAnne Positive Emerald Goddess Gardens
margiesuggs Negative Richard Owen Nursery / Exciting Gardens

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