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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, 4,423 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 85,187 comments have been posted (57,128 positive, 11,949 neutral, 16,110 negative) by 44,158 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

AnnesFlowers Negative Bulbs Direct (
dsrogers Positive Berry Hill Irrigation, Inc.
Biscuits_Gravy Positive Orchids by Hausermann
bennielamb Positive RSI Growers
Cetraria Negative Goodwin Creek Gardens
WGgarden Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
wallacmi Positive Rose Franklin's Perennials & Herbs (Butterfly
ThistleEater Negative Asparagus Gardener
rareandunusual Positive Broken Arrow Nursery
Tamsins29 Positive Longfield Gardens
billforbirds Positive Nottawa Wild Bird Supply Co.
purplePT Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
Mj71 Positive Blue J Iris
DKS17 Negative Easy to Grow Bulbs
ncollin Negative Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
Jynxmom Negative Wayside Gardens
Azirphaeli Positive Rarexoticseeds
ZToolman Positive Burnt Ridge Nursery
Zonker_Dog Positive Seeds From Italy (
tennisluv Positive Avant Gardens
Rosemudder Positive High Country Roses
RobThomas Positive OIKOS Tree Crops
MNewell Negative Nature Hills Nursery
Eric_D Negative Nature Hills Nursery
markstr8 Positive Coe's Comfrey
clematisclem Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
MacMatt Positive Hummingbird Farm
iwto Neutral Edmunds' Roses
ImaLilyGirl Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
ImaLilyGirl Negative Farmer Seed and Nursery
mcrosby57 Neutral Nature Hills Nursery
mcrosby57 Negative Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &
Cap220 Positive New Hampshire Hostas
lofaso82 Positive Florida Hill Nursery
clcdezines Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Mitchella Positive Gardens North
RosieinAshland Negative Nature Hills Nursery
ASLunenburg Positive Blue J Iris
ViviP Negative Seeds of Change
Rontiff Negative Purely Poultry
lisasmith6780 Positive Classy Groundcovers
Militarymedic Negative (IGC)
nimak99 Negative Top Tropicals LLC
wagolden Positive Odom's Orchids, Inc.
Ted_B Positive One Green World (Northwoods Nursery)
mystlw Negative Maryott's Gardens
lfunnyfarm Neutral Wayside Gardens
lfunnyfarm Positive Bluestone Perennials
Areone Negative Burgess Seed
jodieotte Positive Direct Gardening

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