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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,867 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, 4,406 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 83,661 comments have been posted (56,342 positive, 11,636 neutral, 15,683 negative) by 43,359 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

microx1000 Neutral Sporestore (
dudelt Positive Territorial Seed Company
lvnthegoodlife Positive Second Sun Hydroponics, LLC
moolaoyster Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
mylittletrees Positive Van Zyverden
JerryCopeland Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
TabuandZipper Negative
machiasacres Negative Plow & Hearth
Kallium Negative K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
MikeRath Negative Plant Delights Nursery
PlantsnobIN Positive The Sample Seed Shop
GardenManDonald Negative Easy to Grow Bulbs
GardenManDonald Positive Garden Crossings LLC
GardenManDonald Positive Bluestone Perennials
SeanGB1975 Positive The Sample Seed Shop
Jeffknee Positive Eldon Tropicals
farmerjohn1961 Negative Summerstone Nursery
RyderSmith Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
a1i50n Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
Jefficus Positive Odom's Orchids, Inc.
DonShirer Positive Pinetree Garden Seeds
blackiem Negative Zoysia Farm Nurseries
whaas11 Neutral Klehm's Song Sparrow Perennial Farm
whaas11 Negative Grimm's Gardens
NarrowWayFarm Positive
NarrowWayFarm Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
wjdemarest Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
sjdumond Negative The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
ncbill Negative Michigan Bulb
jplminnesota Positive Pernell Gerver
Dehlers01 Positive Filaree Farm
collectorpalms Positive Van Engelen, Inc.
collectorpalms Positive Colorblends (Schipper & Co. USA)
collectorpalms Positive Longfield Gardens
islandview Positive Louisiana Iris Gardens
islandview Positive Joe Pye Weed's Garden
11bigspringsgap Positive Asparagus Gardener
112116 Negative Willis Orchard Company
TomThumbReviews Positive Iris Fan Gardens
therman193 Positive Cyclone Rake (Woodland Power Products, Inc.)
mppenn Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
debles Positive Double Helix Farms
Lily463 Positive Second Sun Hydroponics, LLC
LowcarbNY Negative Michigan Bulb
ncdabbler Positive Rolling River Nursery
ncdabbler Positive Hidden Springs Nursery
4RealFood Negative Summerstone Nursery
thartge Negative
laemob Negative Rob's Rare and Giant Seeds (
Pretty_Birds Positive Casita Azul (

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