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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, 4,416 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 84,088 comments have been posted (56,580 positive, 11,715 neutral, 15,793 negative) by 43,593 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

embrionicus Positive Seed Empire
haliz Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
evelyn_inthegarden Positive The Fragrant Path
amritarosa Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
prydwynn Negative Henry Field's Seed & Nursery
FloraDela Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
rayktay Negative Cactus King
iloveleeches Negative Uncle Jim's Worm Farm
RebeccaLynn Positive Holland Bulb Farms
Viton60 Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
MVIsland Positive The Sample Seed Shop
lwbuchholz Negative Peaceful Valley Farm Supply (
cucurbit Positive Georgia Vines
Naleesi Negative Taylor Greenhouses
everydayguy Negative Seed Needs
Jacksonba1 Positive Trio Nursery
bananastays Positive Solana Seeds
Emma60 Positive Toadshade Wildflower Farm
Lilapup Negative Richter's Herb Specialists
SwampWitch33 Positive Welp Hatchery
sarassa Positive Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc.
rddjgarden Positive Kawamoto Orchid Nursery
purplethorns Positive Pepper Joe's Inc.
purplethorns Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
purplethorns Positive Pinetree Garden Seeds
purplethorns Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
uhclem Positive Mantis Tools
CAGardenNut Negative Jackson & Perkins
ph0neman Positive Pepper Joe's Inc.
morgangardens Positive Pepper Joe's Inc.
clanross Positive Tomato Growers Supply Co.
kayfrances Positive Poker Hill Gardens
HardGardener Negative All Things Cedar
hcsk Neutral Meyer Hatchery
8209 Positive Hartmann's Plant Company
Richymint Negative Thompson and Morgan (UK)
Laurako Positive Harris Seeds
CheryleBrown Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
dwitsil Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
dwitsil Positive Fedco Seeds
twinkles43 Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
bartjestuin Negative Georgia Vines
carolyn_haack Negative Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
cravey44 Negative MyPatriotSupply
COAviatrix Negative Henry Field's Seed & Nursery
Mastergardenerv Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
midnightbluecat Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
goodeats Positive Wild Garden Seed (Shoulder to Shoulder Farm)
goodeats Positive Fedco Seeds
no_regrets Positive Longfield Gardens

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