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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,850 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, 4,376 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 81,824 comments have been posted (55,285 positive, 11,318 neutral, 15,221 negative) by 42,378 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

LindseyR Positive
lokidog Negative Thompson and Morgan (US)
BotanicalBoi Neutral Georgia Vines
BotanicalBoi Positive Victory Seed Company
BotanicalBoi Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
mickeyg51162 Positive
Wittypants Positive
waycool Negative Rarexoticseeds
kmathews7577 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
beanstock Neutral Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
SuenMN Positive Honeyberry USA
fiftyfive Positive
BeeBlessed Negative Burnt Ridge Nursery
Sheila23 Positive
duggimps Positive
damoller Positive Geo Seed (
LilyMia Negative Japanese Maples and Evergreens
pyrocles Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Onionlady Positive
rick0527 Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
msjw Positive Victory Seed Company
waynemcmillen Positive
LindaRmfg Positive
anais82 Positive
Gennafer Positive
Roiceadeolai Negative Ison's Nursery & Vineyard
Embril Positive
Mipii Positive Bluestone Perennials
zozzl Positive Meyer Hatchery
clyn Negative (Norman's Orchids)
texasbosshawg Positive
SaraHowell Positive
MichelleinGA Positive
sammidee Positive
1968Scout Positive
eoros Neutral Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)
chancremechanic Positive Clivia USA
4dubz Positive
homecomfort Positive
Kellymartin Positive
rippleintime Positive The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
CharlotteHawk Positive
parissa_wall2 Positive
hilllbillygal Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
treasa19 Positive
AnimalGarden Negative Jackson & Perkins
goulot Negative Thompson and Morgan (US)
dojoson Positive Cottage Farms
KX Positive Rarexoticseeds
KX Positive Brugmansia-Quebec

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