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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, 4,426 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 85,386 comments have been posted (57,231 positive, 11,992 neutral, 16,163 negative) by 44,259 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

neiljac Positive Kigi Nursery
LouWarren5 Negative Direct Gardening
LouWarren5 Positive New Hampshire Hostas
Mia_Lousie Positive Bluestone Perennials
Mia_Lousie Negative Eden Brothers Seed Company
ncp Negative Holly Hill Nurseries
mjk6358 Negative Direct Gardening
Sheila2 Positive Digging Dog Nursery
Sharonwoods Positive Chateau CharMarron Peony Gardens
inflorescence Neutral Breck's Bulbs
esanita Negative Santa Rosa Gardens
inflorescence Negative Direct Gardening
sally420 Negative Out of Africa
stevenL Positive Jung Seed
Farmerboy1 Positive Conifer Kingdom
DESBackyard Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
Conagher Positive Digging Dog Nursery
woof12 Negative Jung Seed
Shaken Positive Kigi Nursery
DonnaMack Positive Bluestone Perennials
maperist Positive Hummingbird Farm
jonafo Positive Wayside Gardens
cold_bill Positive Heritage Flower Farm
RHopson Neutral Brent & Becky's Bulbs
McCallTN Positive Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
gregislost Negative Direct Gardening
OneBloomAtATime Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
Mia_Lousie Negative
1900House Positive Avant Gardens
cluelessnTN Positive Kartuz Greenhouses
cluelessnTN Positive Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses, Inc.
Ted_B Positive Secret Garden Growers
kjd Positive Cactus Limon
karenmuse Positive Rosy Dawn Gardens
RobertCrandall Neutral Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
dippybird Negative Burgess Seed
whitie Positive Big John's Garden
Jtalavera02 Positive (John Silvia LLC)
Patabs Positive Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
lostaway Positive Bluestone Perennials
Lysne Positive Cackle Hatchery
kroshey Positive Plant Oddities
kenboy2 Negative Ken Muir, Ltd.
kdlund Negative Heirloom Seeds
cathy166 Positive Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
bgxpwsa Positive Marthas Secrets
mgdsvegies Positive Clivia USA
JeannieB Positive Classy Groundcovers
Jean6a Negative Easy to Grow Bulbs
DollieG Positive Prairie Lace Gardens

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Scroll up and examine the side of this page to find two other search boxes. The regular search will search for companies by name. The Zip Code Search will find the companies that are closest to the zip code that you enter (United States zips only, please).

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