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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,869 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, 4,418 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 84,357 comments have been posted (56,720 positive, 11,763 neutral, 15,874 negative) by 43,746 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.

Most Recently added ratings

Alonza Negative High Country Gardens
Mollymoosmom Positive Violet Barn (Rob's Min-O-Lets)
GardenManDonald Positive Leafari
Piggott2 Negative Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
Ves Positive Roses Unlimited
luigitom Negative Burgess Seed
shadytoo Positive Rarefind Nursery (Rare Find Nursery)
shadytoo Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
Earthmover Neutral Shepherd Hill Farm, Inc.
DJMacP Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
pb1624 Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
ptfreelander Positive Orchids Limited
dirtdigger12 Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
JoshuaWGR Negative American Meadows
ellenfoster Positive McClure & Zimmerman Quality Flowerbulb Brokers
Jake_Charleston Positive New Hampshire Hostas
Luciole Positive Joe Pye Weed's Garden
Ves Positive Digging Dog Nursery
cbandpb Positive Burnt Ridge Nursery
cbandpb Positive Reeseville Ridge Nursery
MDplanter Negative A.M. Leonard's Gardeners Edge
plederle Negative Kelly Nurseries
SusaninNashvill Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
GardenManDonald Neutral Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
GardenManDonald Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
capabilitydrown Negative Wayside Gardens
pkalisz Positive Colonial Creek Farm
kenandjill Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
Ben_H Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
scibi Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
TammyW66 Negative Holly Hill Nurseries
Cheryl8 Positive Made in the Shade Gardens
DonnaMack Positive Greenmantle Nursery
joip Negative High Country Gardens
Lilyhazen Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
cluster Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
immuttie Negative Gardens Alive!
Grinner Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
AlexKonugard Positive Bluestem Nursery
DWand4Kids Positive Bird Song Farm
ChrissieY Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
RMCGEE7226 Negative House of Wesley
iridescentpixi Positive Renee's Garden Seeds
iridescentpixi Negative
mal28 Positive Bluestone Perennials
EmilyS Positive Sandusky Valley Nursery
zliti Negative Kelly Nurseries
DashHabar Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
art33 Positive (New Garden Plants)
Indie Positive Silver Star Vinery

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