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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,797 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, 4,334 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 79,107 comments have been posted (53,619 positive, 10,893 neutral, 14,595 negative) by 40,868 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

TropicalT Positive Exotic Palms
Lhundrup Positive Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
njcharles Positive Wellspring Gardens
renee98 Positive (John Silvia LLC)
eminkler Positive Niche Gardens
Blackbelt_Lizzy Positive Summer Hill Seeds
Blackbelt_Lizzy Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
Blackbelt_Lizzy Positive Hallson Gardens
Blackbelt_Lizzy Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
Blackbelt_Lizzy Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
designwell Neutral Burpee (W. Atlee Burpee)
Blackbelt_Lizzy Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
pantrygarden Pantry Garden Herbs
sss56 Positive Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
johnboyjjm Positive The Sample Seed Shop
Lilyhazen Positive Victory Seed Company
coonhound62301 Positive Morgan County Seeds
d_boll Positive The Hosta Farm
SandyW73 Positive
AppleBonsai Positive Whitman Farms
TreeHeart Positive Naylor Creek Nursery
Alexander_R Positive Rogue Valley Roses
Pattyw5 Neutral Edmunds' Roses
hnkesecker Positive Pepper Joe's Inc.
atomicgrow Positive Marianna's Heirloom Seeds (formerly Pomodori di Marianna)
ainai Neutral Rex's Seed Co.
prime24 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
8209 Positive Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
FlowerPotTipper Positive Out of Africa
bbetv Negative Rhora's Nut Farm & Nursery
BarbArnoldini Positive (IGC)
BarbArnoldini Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
sss56 Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
sss56 Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
sss56 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
orchidloverpnk Negative Larry's Orchids
kay18fan Negative Boyd Nursery Company
teritwinkle Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Suzkling Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Youniquelychic Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Svdividedsky Negative Coes Comfrey
amut Positive Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc.
Jgordo02 Positive FarmTek Growers Supply
Jgordo02 Positive Morgan County Seeds
Wolfcastle Positive Road's End Farm, LLC
lavguy Positive Iris Hills Farm
danieltulip Positive Cool Roses
MikeLakeMathews Negative Harbor Freight (
virginiarose Positive Mary's Heirloom Seeds
virginiarose Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers

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