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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,814 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, 4,352 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 80,186 comments have been posted (54,258 positive, 11,071 neutral, 14,857 negative) by 41,457 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
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. Bluestone Perennials
Brent & Becky's Bulbs 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 Niche Gardens
Nourse Farms Inc. Oakes Daylilies
Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses Santa Rosa Gardens
Select Seeds Antique Flowers Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
St. Clare Heirloom Seeds Swallowtail Garden Seeds
The Sample Seed Shop Victory Seed Company

Most Recently added ratings

pentherbs Negative Nicky's Nursery
Lysie Positive Indiana Berry & Plant Co.
RandyLahey Neutral Easy to Grow Bulbs
lyph Positive American Meadows
dbailey24 Negative Bluff View Nursery
VeiledMaid Neutral Pepper Joe's Inc.
MRGinOHIO Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
tonyrico Positive Cross Country Nurseries (
DonnaMack Positive Antique Rose Emporium
babawawa Negative Select Seeds Antique Flowers
penguindeity Positive Mass Spectrum Botanicals
nitzi1944 Positive Longfield Gardens
lorigrierson Positive Holland Bulb Farms
lorigrierson Negative Direct Gardening
lorigrierson Positive Main Street Seed & Supply Co.
Feodosia Positive Willis Orchard Company
Feodosia Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
douglk74 Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
palindromeami Negative High Country Gardens
jimfrankmartin Positive Smokey's Gardens
SpringPeeper Positive Joy Creek Nursery
onegoodman1955 Neutral Richard Owen Nursery / Exciting Gardens
onegoodman1955 Positive Hummingbird Farm
msdst8 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
marshallb Negative Nature Hills Nursery
DonnaMack Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
karenmsmith7 Positive Michigan Native Butterfly Farm
oemoc001 Positive Kigi Nursery
dougfish Positive Mail-Order Natives (Mail Order Natives)
SharonSix Positive Stokes Seeds
1nusha1 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
Nschaner Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
breakfast Positive Whitman Farms
jfphoto Negative Kigi Nursery
trackinsand Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
Bellababy Neutral Roll Out Flowers (Garden Innovations, LLC)
remster Positive Hummingbird Farm
Rplenzner Neutral Sporestore (
janinemayer Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
DonnaMack Positive Roses Unlimited
hz78 Negative Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
blueskyfd11 Positive Almost Eden Plants
southerncottage Positive Richter's Herb Specialists
ThirstyGarden Positive In The Country Garden & Gifts
ellenfoster Positive New Hampshire Hostas
rick4965 Positive Four Winds Growers
flowermaiden2 Positive Wayside Gardens
flowermaiden2 Positive K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
gvargo Positive Youngs Garden Center
Mayimo Positive Antique Rose Emporium

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