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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,808 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, 4,344 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 79,714 comments have been posted (53,997 positive, 10,985 neutral, 14,732 negative) by 41,217 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.

CompanyCompany
A Nearly Native Nursery Almost Eden Plants
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Easy to Grow Bulbs Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply & fastgrowingtree.com)
Forestfarm Garden Crossings LLC
Gardensoyvey.com 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
Tomato Girl (Tomato Baby Company) Victory Seed Company

Most Recently added ratings

UserRatingCompany
FarmerCharlieB Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
gmichael403 Positive Greenearth Publishing Inc. (bananaplants.net, greenhouse.net)
rcminor Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
pastapicker Positive Henry Field's Seed & Nursery
pastapicker Positive Spring Hill Nursery (aka SpringHillNursery.com)
pastapicker Neutral Michigan Bulb
tmaryso43 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
heathershannon Positive Niche Gardens
eliasastro Negative BEing Plants
floralbell Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Angelady7 Positive The Sample Seed Shop
factorx Positive National Arbor Day Foundation
DonnaMack Positive Deer-Resistant Landscape Nursery
woodxmn Positive Winterberry Gardens
plant_collector Positive Maplestone Ornamentals
plant_collector Neutral Joy Creek Nursery
woodylover Positive Quackin' Grass Nursery
jkalte Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
judyinmound Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
greenguy111 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
lrfriedman Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
revclaus Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
Blikee Positive Digging Dog Nursery
shadenut Positive Dutch Gardens
rachelrapunzel Positive Northland Rosarium
shadenut Negative Royal Dutch
TMThyme Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
singla Positive Glasshouse Works
dmtazzy Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply & fastgrowingtree.com)
phat10 Positive High Country Gardens
Gardener24 Positive Glasshouse Works
SamNJ Positive The Sample Seed Shop
MommaCat88 Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
MommaCat88 Negative Gilbert H. Wild and Son
bonsaiguydw Positive Wayside Gardens
bonsaiguydw Positive New Hampshire Hostas
bonsaiguydw Positive Plant Delights Nursery
bonsaiguydw Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Okcdebbie Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
LucasCatChow Positive Bluestone Perennials
rosysunset Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
PatJ1959 Negative Summerstone Nursery
esanita Negative Santa Rosa Gardens
LanaBeth Positive Almost Eden Plants
Jay78 Negative Compost Mania
Babsfan Negative Gorge Top Gardens (also dba perennial-gardening.com)
ardesia Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
shaoumill Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Sunnygirl571 Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
cra_z_plantlady Positive Gurney's Seed & Nursery

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