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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,766 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, 4,320 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 78,608 comments have been posted (53,288 positive, 10,804 neutral, 14,516 negative) by 40,583 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 Classy Groundcovers
Easy to Grow Bulbs 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

love4garden Neutral
Sarahjeanne Positive
Pinkfloyd47 Negative Willis Orchard Company
backyardgarden1 Negative Ronniger Potato Farm LLC
Rpeazalea Negative Wayside Gardens
HerMorningDove Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
HerMorningDove Neutral Spring Hill Nursery (aka
SeanGB1975 Positive The Sample Seed Shop
Kat6778 Positive Van Engelen, Inc.
milocat4 Positive Steve's Leaves
joevai1 Positive White Flower Farm
Styrax01 Positive Mail-Order Natives (Mail Order Natives)
sweetgreen Positive Four Winds Growers
Bullock903 Negative Vermont Wildflower Farm
a8383 Neutral Willis Orchard Company
Kylie2x Positive Wild Things Grow
ricshaw Positive
gsimcik Negative National Arbor Day Foundation
glendower Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
fiveestring Positive Boston Mountain Nurseries
juliannen Negative Willis Orchard Company
wildforager Negative Burgess Seed
wildforager Positive England's Orchard & Nursery
wildforager Positive One Green World (Northwoods Nursery)
SLOtwinspapa Positive Reimer Seeds
ycn4chin Positive Buck Canyon Gardens
Jan_in_DC Positive Green View Trees
cutiebug Neutral Beautanicals (also dba Australian Gardener)
tbird2252 Positive Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,
webchemist Neutral Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
bobvanhalder Positive Four Winds Growers
RedSpear Positive Vernon Barnes and Son Nursery
preashannah Positive White Flower Farm
MarkinCT Positive Heirloom Seeds and Plants
1Allison Positive C & K Jones Roses
pescraggs Positive American Meadows
jebII Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Inthegarden14 Positive Heritage Tomato Seed
Inthegarden14 Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
heleneclacasse Positive Canning Perennials
ycn4chin Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
ycn4chin Positive
KTinIllinois Negative The Lily Garden
ycn4chin Positive Chateau CharMarron Peony Gardens
Sherilou Positive Georgia Vines
seedmoney Positive Diane's Flower Seeds
Bonchi Positive
sweetgreen Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
sweetgreen Positive Colonial Creek Farm
Bananazzz Negative Florida Hill Nursery

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