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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,705 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 76,302 comments have been posted (51,865 positive, 10,444 neutral, 13,993 negative) by 39,344 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

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 (
Juvilian Positive Great Garden Plants
Juvilian Positive Digging Dog Nursery
devinevegan Positive Sand Hill Preservation Center
DeanaMiller Positive Pepper Joe's Inc.
Ncalvert2012 Positive Gurney's Seed & Nursery
DeanaMiller Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
jumpyfrog Positive Direct Gardening
JKellyDallas Positive Gorge Top Gardens (also dba
ebsgirl04 Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
iykim Positive Cal Cactus
crowrita1 Positive Cynthia's Iris Garden
LadyB1962 Neutral Berries Unlimited
AnneEP Positive Clear Creek Seeds
fpgill Positive Advanced Tree Technology
dchu Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
virginiarose Positive Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
RoosterBoy Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
saradus Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
saradus Positive Conifer Kingdom
ImChiquita Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
reddirtgal96 Neutral Royal Dutch
WWang Positive Backyard Berry Plants
Roybk Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
llw Negative Daisy Farms
Mtucker Positive Indiana Berry & Plant Co.
flagbeachouse Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
hophead Positive Heritage Harvest Seed
Veltorio Neutral Mass Spectrum Botanicals
itsmesue Positive Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses, Inc.
realityfaery Positive Karchesky Canna
ssokaj Negative Summerstone Nursery
Maceyboy Positive Cricket Hill Garden Peony Heaven
BlackBearManor Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
VanGarden Neutral Breck's Bulbs
vboss Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
sheepwrecked Positive Whitman Farms
dheck1961 Negative Heirloom Acres Seeds
barbaraflanagan Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Moruga01 Positive Cross Country Nurseries (
DaisyPlantLady Neutral Cold Hardy Cactus

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