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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 85,066 comments have been posted (57,057 positive, 11,929 neutral, 16,080 negative) by 44,087 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

DWillis Negative Burgess Seed
shellywaskom Negative Heirloom Seeds
Molitor Negative Aquarium Plants (
mlslev Negative Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &
midwestshader Positive Great Garden Plants
beanstock Negative Goodwin Creek Gardens
redeyenc Negative Aquarium Plants (
Windflowers7 Positive Bluestone Perennials
samnorge Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Nymphaearosa Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Annie12 Negative Totally Tomatoes
Woolleybear Negative Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
GardenCLE Positive One Green World (Northwoods Nursery)
ElkieH Negative Ferry-Morse Seed Company
Jim786 Negative Burgess Seed
hembolo Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
bdeason Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
Garden_Mage Negative Bluff View Nursery
rochester12 Neutral Nature Hills Nursery
SCplantsZ8 Neutral Brian's Botanicals
Midnightloki Negative Breck's Bulbs
chancremechanic Positive Heirloom Roses
NYBokey Positive Longfield Gardens
jrlefrancois Neutral Valley Succulents
gingersroses Positive Andy's Orchids
bonscotty Positive Digging Dog Nursery
Cloudswing Positive Bulbs N More Nursery
KnottyPine Negative Nature Hills Nursery
gingersroses Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
ivypub Positive Avant Gardens
klgaffney Positive Sand Mountain Herbs
gottfriedg Positive Burpee (W. Atlee Burpee)
kerby116 Negative
mfast10 Positive Harris Citrus Nursery
point1st Negative Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,
wilecoyote Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
aarnold05 Negative Breck's Bulbs
ashley_eliza Negative Heirloom Tomatoes of Texas
Mid12nt Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
learn2turn Negative Bluff View Nursery
Ves Positive Brushwood Nursery
DolceSun Negative Badgersett Research Corporation
dpinvogue Positive Hosta Fever
GrassMaster Positive Zoysia Farm Nurseries
Schwager Neutral Bluestone Perennials
garlicguyII Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
Schwager Positive The Sample Seed Shop
DonnaMack Positive Plant and Gnome
dcmay Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
jenny_f Negative Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries

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