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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, 4,424 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 85,282 comments have been posted (57,173 positive, 11,973 neutral, 16,136 negative) by 44,205 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

penpen Negative Roberta's Unique Gardens (formerly Roberta's Inc.)
LindaLo Negative Florida Hill Nursery
EricH2 Negative Badgersett Research Corporation
StGallDetroit Positive Almost Eden Plants
EM007 Positive Sheffield's Seed Company
EM007 Positive Brushwood Nursery
omedusa Positive Center of the Webb
stanlesmith Neutral
sundekai Positive Top Tropicals LLC
EM007 Neutral Brighter Blooms Nursery
JoeyInOregon Positive Avant Gardens
flowermaiden2 Positive Oakes Daylilies
Penmenor Negative Jungle Seeds & Gardens
AnnaKo Negative Bulbs Direct (
gregislost Neutral Direct Gardening
ryheino Positive Direct Gardening
andrew4ceo Negative Four Winds Growers
lostaway Positive Smokey's Gardens
Poklar Negative Pullerbear Tree, Shrub, Brush and Weed Puller
cwalke Positive McClure & Zimmerman Quality Flowerbulb Brokers
woodruff218 Positive Avant Gardens
hapihart Negative Michigan Bulb
Horticultural99 Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
PL7711 Negative (Norman's Orchids)
utahxericman Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Kisan Positive E & R Seed
camiam Negative National Arbor Day Foundation
nickgarden Negative Burgess Seed
inflorescence Negative Direct Gardening
paul1111 Positive William Tricker Inc.
Appy501 Positive Bob Wells Nursery
NameofUser Negative Mass Spectrum Botanicals
kingkar1 Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
mare55 Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
NCMstGardener Positive Caladium Bulbs 4 Less
smewr Positive Rose Franklin's Perennials & Herbs (Butterfly
alinamg123 Positive Montoso Gardens
roflower Positive Eastfork Nursery
eomckamey Negative Burgess Seed
MDepicci Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
Ostrya Positive Wellspring Gardens
Sinu Negative Neem Tree Farms
saltyd Negative Norton Naturals
pattygreengenes Positive
vossner Positive One Green World (Northwoods Nursery)
hardyinokc Positive Miles' To Go
gardenererin Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
ElJefe26 Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
wannabe7 Negative Plant Delights Nursery
happycustomer Neutral Southmeadow Fruit Gardens (Grootendorst Nurseries)

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