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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,735 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, 4,303 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 77,781 comments have been posted (52,765 positive, 10,640 neutral, 14,376 negative) by 40,140 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
Digging Dog Nursery 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 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

jbf16falcon Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
wdhammons01 Negative Cook's Carnivorous Plants
glen74 Positive Rose Franklin's Perennials & Herbs (Butterfly
Moonjala Positive Blue Ridge Daylilies
kyjudy Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
rdtjr05 Positive Munchkin Nursery and Gardens, LLC
WTCHHoDog Positive Blue J Iris
valis55 Positive Pine Ridge Gardens
elmundodelcacti Positive Horizon Herbs, LLC
crunch56 Negative Real Palm Trees (
lelamarie Negative MegaGro
bpatters7 Positive Garden Grower (
mrsplum Positive Violet Barn (Rob's Min-O-Lets)
strell Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
Juliaf Negative Michigan Bulb
Schwager Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
themikesmom Positive Woodhenge Gardens (Jim Murphy's Piedmont Perennials)
kmneal Positive Metzer Farms Duck and Goose Hatchery
lily17 Negative Roberta's Unique Gardens (formerly Roberta's Inc.)
Leenechan Negative Rogue Valley Roses
nhawthorne Positive High Country Gardens
hilomark Positive The Sample Seed Shop
lawndon Neutral Neuton Mowers
organic_tomato Positive Wellspring Gardens
PaulMBolden Positive Real Palm Trees (
katie59 Positive Digging Dog Nursery
blackrosegallery Negative My Pet Chicken
DeeTay1028 Negative Real Flora (aka Botanical Growers)
oltmanns Neutral Hortico Nurseries Inc.
Hahv Negative Nature Hills Nursery
elsutor Neutral Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
birchoil Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
Phi_Man Negative Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
shtr01 Negative Burgess Seed
forklifttechnj Positive EarthBox
virginiarose Positive Plant Delights Nursery
ryan9316 Negative Aquarium Plants (
triton373 Positive Steve Ray's Bamboo Gardens
NoahH Negative Rogue Valley Roses
graham072442 Positive Brighter Blooms Nursery
jrogerg Positive Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &
greenygal65 Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
greenygal65 Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
texasbelle Positive Almost Eden Plants
crowrita1 Positive Snowpeak Iris and Daylilies
crowrita1 Positive Breezeway Iris
lwbuchholz Negative Direct Gardening
lwbuchholz Negative Michigan Bulb
seredelfs Negative Summerstone Nursery
alyceweberschmi Positive Almost Eden Plants

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