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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, 4,318 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 78,581 comments have been posted (53,269 positive, 10,798 neutral, 14,514 negative) by 40,567 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

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
joevai1 Negative White Flower Farm
sweetgreen Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
sweetgreen Positive Colonial Creek Farm
Bananazzz Negative Florida Hill Nursery
sweetgreen Negative Four Winds Growers
FruitbyDesign Positive Ison's Nursery & Vineyard
Pepa Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
winterstorm1 Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
Alexander_R Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
chaka7119 Negative Summerstone Nursery
GingerLu1 Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
RosemaryK Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
jrodgers Positive Berries Unlimited
DonnaMack Positive Classic Viburnums
phoenix2012 Negative Stokes Seeds
nitzi1944 Positive White Flower Farm
MarkinCT Positive Heritage Tomato Seed
MarkinCT Positive
directorrod Positive Maplestone Ornamentals
Fgarb Negative Dutch Gardens
dshoemaker Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
wagengeld Positive Vincent Gardens
Alison_turtle Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
granitegneiss Positive Old House Gardens - Heirloom Bulbs
Andy913 Positive Going Bananas
MonarchLover Positive Almost Eden Plants
sjdhuntkiest Positive John Scheepers, Inc.
isaakdinesen Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
MonicaLLane Positive The Growers Exchange (aka The Grower's Exchange)
thecityman Positive Willis Orchard Company
aarondalton Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
MarkinCT Positive Victory Seed Company
Ncnativefan Positive Eastfork Nursery
Ncnativefan Negative Herter Nursery
Ncnativefan Positive Trans-Pacific Nursery (

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