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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,868 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, 4,412 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 83,906 comments have been posted (56,480 positive, 11,682 neutral, 15,744 negative) by 43,493 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

hjleevta Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
hjleevta Positive Fedco Seeds
charliemikeoh Positive Albert Lea Seed House
Shecta Negative Mesa Garden
eusriso Negative Cummins Nursery
Lily373 Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
NativePlants123 Positive Michigan Native Butterfly Farm
brandonb21 Negative Florida Hill Nursery
gandyman33 Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
DonnaMack Positive Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
wms1099 Negative Jackson & Perkins
JeremiahSandler Negative Jurassic Garden - A&A Cycads
ljb5966 Positive Westbourne Daylilies
azhighdesert6 Positive Victory Seed Company
azhighdesert6 Positive Dixondale Farms
azhighdesert6 Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
cynfox2 Positive (IGC)
bobjoy Positive Gilbertie's Herb Gardens
dfeldbusch Positive Bob Smoley's Gardenworld
Bunnyfoo Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
TigerLilMcD Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
ArtemisGrey Positive (IGC)
Kendransdad Positive The Seed Kingdom
1885ribera Negative Netherland Bulb Company
DonnaMack Positive
olgardener Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
b_schr Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
plantbernie Positive
Gracieo Positive The Cutting Globe
quitaque Neutral Edmunds' Roses
Shellyjelly Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
jgarch Negative Nature Hills Nursery
quitaque Positive Jackson & Perkins
HiddenName Negative KPR - Gardeners Club Slovakia
Daphne1980 Negative Willis Orchard Company
WolfsbaneMN Positive 2BSeeds, LLC
Merritt_Garling Positive Almost Eden Plants
Sunfish55 Negative Knox Cellars
alindrose Negative Ferry-Morse Seed Company
ZMA Negative Rob's Rare and Giant Seeds (
beaucoup Negative Annie's Annuals and Perennials
vivvar Negative Gardens Alive!
AS Positive Territorial Seed Company
Haertel Positive Territorial Seed Company
trelawney56 Negative Japanese Maples and Evergreens
Timden Neutral Plant Delights Nursery
jawick Negative Aaron's Nursery
jawick Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
Postfallsgarden Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Vikki55268 Negative Hazzard's Greenhouse

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