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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,783 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, 4,328 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 78,829 comments have been posted (53,438 positive, 10,840 neutral, 14,551 negative) by 40,724 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. Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Brushwood Nursery Easy to Grow Bulbs
Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply & Forestfarm
Garden Crossings LLC
Hallson Gardens Hummingbird Farm
J.L. Hudson, Seedsman 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 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 Swallowtail Garden Seeds
The Sample Seed Shop Victory Seed Company

Most Recently added ratings

kingsplacefarms Positive Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)
gardeningkev Positive Victory Seed Company
catherinemccarr Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
SE_1969 Positive Ison's Nursery & Vineyard
Morduk Neutral Johnny's Selected Seeds
abomb Positive Pitspone Farm
perenniallyme Negative Michigan Bulb
denamarie2 Positive Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
tropvine Positive
Tazzy1234 Positive Cucumber Shop
johnandrewjames Negative Classy Groundcovers
bencapozzi Positive Kigi Nursery
bluebuster77 Positive Heirloom Roses
Corveleyn Neutral Mass Spectrum Botanicals
snapple45 Neutral Florida Hill Nursery
MollyBlooms Positive Happiness Farms, Inc. Caladium Bulbs
arrowleaf Positive Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
reeve1 Negative Territorial Seed Company
paully37 Positive The Sample Seed Shop
paully37 Positive Trade Winds Fruit
paully37 Positive Heritage Tomato Seed
stephoutside Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
charlenenj Negative McClure & Zimmerman Quality Flowerbulb Brokers
trs44 Negative Plow & Hearth
p1mkw Negative Ferry-Morse Seed Company
paulobessa Positive
stewardess Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
MollyBlooms Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
stewardess Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
judyinmound Negative Fedco Seeds
LilacJennifer Positive HostasDirect Inc.
LilacJennifer Negative Breck's Bulbs
chrisadams Positive Birdwatcher Supply Company
chrisadams Positive Red Worms Express
chrisadams Negative Lazy's Red Wigglers
zaffutos Negative Ison's Nursery & Vineyard
shipimo Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
NotBill Positive Victory Seed Company
EmpressWu Positive Gardens North
tgifford Positive Pond Megastore
tiel Positive Airplants4U
alizzz Negative Meyer Hatchery
MollyBlooms Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
MollyBlooms Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
MollyBlooms Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Sequoiadendron4 Neutral Greer Gardens
carols343 Neutral Master Garden Products
briggsy1963 Positive Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
1sergeant_rock Positive Clear Creek Seeds
MrsDTM Positive Nourse Farms Inc.

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