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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,706 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, 4,276 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 76,340 comments have been posted (51,895 positive, 10,447 neutral, 13,998 negative) by 39,372 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.

A Nearly Native Nursery Almost Eden Plants
Annie's Annuals and Perennials Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Brushwood Nursery Classy Groundcovers
Easy to Grow Bulbs Forestfarm
Garden Crossings LLC
Hallson Gardens J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
Katz Kuntry Kuttins Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Made in the Shade Gardens New Hampshire Hostas
Nourse Farms Inc. Oakes Daylilies
Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Pepper Joe's Inc. Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
Santa Rosa Gardens Select Seeds Antique Flowers
Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner) St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
The Sample Seed Shop Tomato Girl (Tomato Baby Company)
Victory Seed Company Wellspring Gardens

Most Recently added ratings

CalifNative Negative Bluestone Perennials
IAmGardenChik Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
juhur7 Positive Gurney's Seed & Nursery
DonnaMack Positive B & D Lilies (Snow Creek Daylily Gardens™)
joeriw Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
lamarcoux Positive Eldon Tropicals
granniesgarden1 Neutral Honeycreek Nurseries
reddirty Positive Horizon Herbs, LLC
manuremomma Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
RedFingers Positive Horizon Herbs, LLC
sgittins13 Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
KenLDavis Positive New Hampshire Hostas
mlphoto Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Doquoti Negative Mass Spectrum Botanicals
mommyeleven Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
Lisa_gia Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
rsells Negative Burgess Seed
Cheryl8 Positive (New Garden Plants)
rayrose Negative Camellia Forest Nursery
musaboru Positive
snowgarden Positive Digging Dog Nursery
raale9 Positive Dimension Trade Company, LLC
MaryTA Positive Graceful Gardens
SetterX2 Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
suesickels Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
plantloverkat Positive Rosy Dawn Gardens
plantloverkat Positive Flowers by the Sea
mniesenqcom Neutral Audubon Workshop
valleygardens Positive Roots and Rhizomes
gmanager999 Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
missnatural Positive Heirloom Roses
wormfacts Positive
olsenscats Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
dremusicmd Positive Gurney's Seed & Nursery
MoDeb Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
FrankHodal Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
coquina Positive Dancing Oaks Nursery
Smosolgo Positive Paradise Garden
Smosolgo Positive Oakes Daylilies
LanfrancoLeo Negative Direct Gardening
lamarcoux Positive Real Flora (aka Botanical Growers)
LanfrancoLeo Positive Brian's Botanicals
LanfrancoLeo Positive Crow Dog Native Ferns and Gardens
Gsfish Positive Sunlight Gardens
WTCHHoDog Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
Cheryl8 Positive New Hampshire Hostas
Darrell72223 Negative Inter-State Nurseries
nrwilson Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
kins02 Positive
nnnursery Positive Cross Country Nurseries (

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