Like so many other Dave's Garden readers, I had an excellent experience with Gardensoyvey. They were responsive and answered my questions promptly. Wolfgang made several suggestions for my shade garden. They even sent me three freebies. Plants were extremely well packaged and arrived quickly. I will be a long term customer of theirs. Top notch seller.
vbmacias Asheville, NC (6 reviews) October 24, 2013
Posted on September 6, 2013, updated October 24, 2013
Posted on August 8, 2009, updated September 6, 2013
A wonderful experience from beginning to end. Process is easy. Communication is good. Plants arrive health and well packed. I am a repeat customer. Thanks GardensOyVey! On September 6th, 2013, vbmacias added the following:
I have ordered from Gardensoyvey before and have always had a good experience. This time was no different. My order was shipped quickly. The plants arrived in good condition and were well packaged. The price was more than reasonable! One observation. I ordered 2 shrubs and they are sufficiently similar that I cannot tell the difference. I wish they had been labeled. No matter. I'll figure it out in the Spring! Thanks folks. On October 24th, 2013, vbmacias added the following:
My apologies for not responding sooner. You were right. The larger plant was labeled. The marker got pushed down inside the pot. Thanks again. Company representative comment on September 6, 2013: On Sep 6, 2013 8:25 AM, Gardensoyvey.com responded with:
Sorry for the poor labeling, the larger plant in a 3 gallon container is Little Henry (Itea virginica 'Little Henry').
The one gallon plant is Sixteen Candles Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia)
Thanks so very much again.
sbrown143 Daphne, AL (3 reviews) September 24, 2013
Have ordered twice from this company in the last month. Plants are huge and in perfect condition. Customer service and contact was outstanding. I will have no reservations and will order again most definitely. Don't hesitate to order from Gardensoyvey!
noseykate SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA (3 reviews) September 9, 2013
I ordered two bushes in 3 gal pots (extra shipping charge for large pots with soil, which was stated up-front). I received a shipping notification the next day, and within a few days the box arrived. The bushes were large and in excellent shape, well-packaged and undamaged. I couldn't ask for better, quicker service, nor for nicer plants. I will definitely look to this company for future mail-order shipments.
Marvelous company and just super plants. Have ordered Lenten Rose, Merrill Magnolia, Yuletide Gardenia and dogwood. All arrived packaged nicely and as described, full, green and with lots of new growth buds. Read their guide for planting and you will learn how to do it right and help plant not only survive but thrive. Can't say enough good things. Their plants are far superior to anyone's and I have ordered from lots, including Fast Growing Trees and Brighter Blossoms. While the last two ship god plants, Gardens Oy Vey's are far superior, larger roots and in better condition because of careful and exceptional packaging. Nice also to deal with real people who have an investment instead of kids with no horticultural background getting paid minimum wage to answer a phone. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. Might cost a couple bucks more than the big high-volume guys but well worth it.Company representative comment on August 15, 2013: On Aug 15, 2013 9:36 PM, Gardensoyvey.com responded with:
Thanks sooooo much. You haven't even gotten your full delivery and you are praising us. BTW if UPS does not deliver you know we are good for a full replace on your dog wood.
lcchart Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) (1 review) June 7, 2013
Got the plants quickly and they are in great shape!!
hydophotis Jacksonville, FL (1 review) June 5, 2013
The sweet brush arrived today and it's already been put into the ground. thank you for the fast shipping and for the health and size of the plant. I never like it when plants arrive and they are only 12 inches tall. This was the reason I went with your nursery.
I have ordered many plants over the web in the past, and this was my first order with Gardensoyvey. The Hydrangea Serrata (Blue Billow) that I received was very well packed, arrived in great condition, and was much bigger than I expected. Communication from Diane and Wolfgang was fantastic - they have a very personal touch that made me feel like my happiness was their #1 priority.
I will definitely order from them again in the future!
Great communication and the plants were just as advertised and came quickly. I love that there are real people there to answer questions and give you advice. The very best plant company that I have ordered from!
Web site, shipping , all communications very professional. Ferns were in wonderful condition when they arrived and in the ground in three hours. Very much appreciated all the email contact. Highly recommend. Will be back next year for more southern shield ferns
Posted on April 27, 2012, updated November 19, 2012
my first time ordering from this company although i have wanted to for several years.
i only ordered one plant, a Cinnamon Fern. i placed the order this week and it's already here, perfectly healthy and happy. the email response was terrific and i really like these two. seems like they go out of their way to please.
i'll be back! thanks so much.On November 19th, 2012, trackinsand added the following:
just placed a second order of three plants last week. they arrived safely on my doorstep within a few days. up to the minute emails arrive as the ordering/delivering process progresses.
they only had four of these plants in inventory so they shipped the fourth one to me (at no extra charge of course) and also included some healthy rooted cuttings of two cultivars i didn't have in my garden.
am i a happy gardener? you better believe it and you better put this company on your list to buy from! let's keep these small nurseries who really care about us and our plants busy and prosperous.
thanks to wolfgang and diane for another 5 STAR transaction.
unofelice Sherwood, AR (1 review) November 1, 2012
Very good experience buying from them, my fig plant arrived in very good condition. They kept in touch on when the order would be delivered and if something was wrong they would sent me another plant.
rockpub Shelbyville, KY (Zone 6a) (1 review) June 25, 2012
Rec'd my "Little Lamb" hydrangea when promised. Plant arrived in great shape w/excellent planting instructions -- therefore, no transplant shock noticed. Great communications from the company. Will definitely use again!
I will reiterate what others have said--this has been hands down the BEST plant I have ever received mail order!!
I ordered a Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) a bit late in the season, and was a bit nervous about shipping in the heat, but I'm just a few states north of Gardens OyVey and the plant arrived in two days time, looking very fresh, full, and healthy. It did arrive while my boyfriend was at home, so I had him tuck it in the cool garage while I was at work.
This is not a variety of jasmine that is easy to find.I tried growing this jasmine (a single-stem rooted cutting)a few years ago in an indoor hanging pot that one of the cats knocked down one too many times. I paid something around twenty bucks (incl. shipping) for that single stem...I decided to start out with a more vigorous and established plant this time. The extra growth is completely worth the extra cost. This plant is show-off ready out of the box!
The plant was secured in a box nearly as tall as me, with a thick section of bamboo securing the 3-gallon container to the bottom and ensuring the box would not collapse during shipping, the soil was carefully secured with crumpled rolls of damp newspaper, and the longest shoots were carefully curled around the top of the box--I would estimate the height at at least 3 feet. This plant was very carefully packed and it looks like they make every effort not to top off plants for shipping purposes. Diane and Wolfgang sent a nice e-mail letting me know that they would hold my plant until the Monday following my order (as is explained in their seller info) and give it a 24-hour drink before shipping, and I was provided with a tracking number when it shipped...it arrived in perfect condition.
I replanted in a jumbo 24" planter and it is just gorgeous!! We are having some very windy weather, so I sprayed it down with anti-transpirant to ease the transplant shock, although I'm not sure it needed it. I think this plant has had extra TLC from day one :)
I am just thrilled with this jasmine and I'll look at Gardens OyVey first the next time I'm hunting down some great specimen!!
NellieLemon Kirksville, MO (Zone 5a) (5 reviews) June 5, 2012
THESE FOLKS DO IT RIGHT!
This experience has been the best I've ever had with any company at any time.
They communicate quickly and clearly while still being friendly. The hydrangea I received is quite large, appears exceptionally robust, and was so carefully packed it could have been porcelain.
Receiving the most hale and hearty mail-order plant Iíve ever seen would have been more than enough for me to sing their praises, but thatís not all Ö
They don't just include an invoice with the order like so many others. I received several professional and attractive pages of detailed instructions (which are delightfully easy to follow) along with some very interesting and helpful information about planting in general. Iíve been a Master Gardener for about ten years and yet this basic, common-sense information was new to me. They have given me ideas that will improve my day-to-day gardening for the rest of my days. I canít thank them enough for this.
The next time Iím in Tennessee I will make a point to visit A Nursery Inside A Garden.
Someone finally got it right and itís Wolfgang and Diane at Gardensoyvey.com.
After reading a recent review here at Dave's, I placed an order with Gardensoyvey. All I can really say is WOW!! The plants I received are fantastic - large roots, great foliage, and extremely generous in size. For example, I ordered Acorus from OyVey and the same plant from another vendor and, although Oy Vey was $4 more, the plant that OYVey sent is at least 20 times larger than the other one (no exageration!) making OyVey by far the better deal. Diane was also very generous with the bonuses (thank you so much, Diane, for your kindness - I really appreciate it!). I am grateful that Diane sent a delivery confirmation as it tipped me off that UPS mis-delivered my package (we finally found it late Friday evening at the bottom of a neighbor's hillside driveway). I followed OyVey's directions and soaked the plants thoroughly prior to potting out and despite the fact that my plants were exposed to the sun all afternoon (due to UPS), the plants have bounced back. I attribute this to the great packaging and the health of the plants at the time of shipping. GardensOyVey is truly one of those 10 star companies which are few and far between. I will definitely order from them again.
Can't say enough nice things about this company! The shipping was fast, and the packaging was so good, you couldn't even tell the plants had been through the mail!! As others have stated, communication was first rate as well. I ordered 2 Little Lime hydrangeas and they were gorgeous--I couldn't believe their size! Very nicely shaped, multi branched, plants with well developed root systems, etc. They made the transition from pot, to ground with no trouble at all. It's nice to do business with people who care so much about what they do and enjoy what they do!
I bought 2 Rohdea Japonica (Sacred Lily). They arrived in fantastic shape. Lively green and ready to plant. I only ordered 2, but because the plants were a good size I was able to separate them and got 6. Thank you so much. I will be ordering from you again and again and again.
I ordered a Japanese Maple tree, the delivery was quick lots of updates through emails and specific instructions in how to plant it.
The tree arrived in good condition and it looks beautiful.
VA_GARDEN Hood, VA (Zone 7a) (16 reviews) March 16, 2012
Posted on October 17, 2011, updated March 16, 2012
I was more than pleased with my first order from this company. Based on the great reviews I placed a bigger order than I normally would with a company I had not ordered from before, and I can only say I wished I had ordered more! The order shipped very quickly, I recieved E-mail updates at every step of the process, and the plants arrived in wonderful condition. Everything I ordered was much bigger than I expected for the price, and the root systems were HUGE. The packaging was flawless - not a leaf out of place. To top it all off, I received a bonus hydrangea. I will definitely be ordering again. On March 16th, 2012, VA_GARDEN added the following:
I just received my second order from this company, and I am as delighted with the size and condition of everything I bought as I was in the fall. All the plants I received last fall are leafing out and are healthy and thriving. I can't say enough good things about this company.
Ordered several Southern Shield Ferns a couple of springs ago and they have done very, very well in the hot, sunny around around my mailbox.
rosada Cedar Falls, IA (Zone 4b) (4 reviews) November 18, 2011
Wonderful company. I got a delightful vine ...Native Honeysuckle 'Major Wheeler' (Lonicera sempervirens)...love it!!
Very good communication, planting and care information too.
Rollandh Wilmington, NC (13 reviews) September 29, 2011
I am totally satisfied with my purchase of a Styrax Japonicus. It appears healthy, of substantial size and fullness and with a considerable rootmass contained in a three-gallon pot of rich soil material. A print-out of the planting care was included (the same that is in their website and linked-to in their email correspondence). I had the planting site prepared and simply soaked the plant in its pot for over an hour and a half (the minimum) and then planted it. I'm in Wilmington, NC and we've had alot of rain the past 10 days so the soil was moist; the sun was already blocked by trees in the late autumn afternoon so I felt it was safe to go-ahead and plant the tree in its permanent place without concern for heat-stress. The packing was fine, the UPS guy seemed to know which side was up. I ordered the tree late on a Tuesday, was emailed shortly after and informed that due to shipping time it would be shipped at beginning of following week to prevent sitting in warehouse over the weekend--understood. The correspondence continued at every step, payment, UPS pick-up and tracking number--package arrived as stated on Wed of following week at 2:00. Kudos to Dave's Garden for this incredible site that links you from queries about a specific plant to users with their experiences, to recommended vendors, to rating vendors and their users' comments; and finally to have the best 30 vendors as rated by users--awesome! I had ordered trees just once before, blindly searching for vendors and plants in google--this process now with Dave's has answered my prayers. I will not hesitate to use GardensOyvey again if they have a plant I want and can't find locally. The price of the tree was $48 which might seem a bit high, but I value the effort, knowledge, care etc. of the company to give me my money's worth--and I really wanted this tree!
Thanks, keep up the good work.
graylantana Nashville, TN (1 review) September 15, 2011
I recently ordered from Gardensoyvey for the first time and was completely satisfied with the quality plants I received.
Excellent communication was provided throughout the entire process. The plants arrived within a week and were well packed. I am happy to discover this new mail-order source for plants. I will continue to shop for plants at Gardensoyvey.
NYC_Terrace NYC United States (1 review) August 2, 2011
5 Starts and my highest recommendation for Gardensoyvey!
I have been a container gardener for many years. Finding good plants in Manhattan is challenging. Prices are typically high, plant quality is average, and transportation is not easy.
Enter Wolfgang and Diane at GardensoyveyÖ
All I can say is wow! Wonderful people. The best plants. You canít beat the selection and pricing. Plus, ordering online from their website is super convenient.
My experience has been nothing short of perfect. Great communication. Plants arrive in perfect condition; healthy and incredibly well-packaged. Shipping from TN to NYC was flawless.
I am a repeat customer and will continue to purchase my plants, vines, shrubs and small trees from Gardensoyvey. Happy gardening.
divvajacko Hinckley, OH (Zone 6a) (39 reviews) July 20, 2011
I ordered 2 Daylillies, Joan Senior and Clear Cantalope. Wow, they sent 2 big fans apiece. They were marvelous. I can't wait to plant them. I'll give updates on how they progress but Gardensoyvey is on my radar.
Got a chance to visit this lovely nursery just outside Memphis. Met Wolfgang who was welcoming and helpful. Found some plant varieties that were in short supply where I live(Arkansas). Thanks to Dave's Garden for bringing this treasure of a nursery to my attention.
ordered a limelight hydrangea from them, received it on time, but the post office must have let it set in the sun and it was cooked. reported this and they were happy to send a replacement quickly, which arrived again quickly , but this time in excellent condition.
will definitly order from them again.
I ordered a limelight hydrangea from this company earlier this Spring. My shrub arrived promptly and in wonderful condition. The packing was excellent. I'm happy to report that nearly 3 months later, my shrub is looking quite lovely.
I would highly recommend this company and will certainly order from them again.
Plant was delivered very fast, was in excellent condition and much more mature than anything I've ever mail-ordered before. Prices are very reasonable and communication is excellent. Five stars for Gardensoyvey!
Excellent Communication and People. Emails are answered
promptly. The plants were sent the same day they were ordered and arrived in excellent condition. Extra information
on planting and care were included. I was very happy with
all aspects of this transaction. I will be ordering from Gardensoyvey again. Great Service.........Thank You
My order was picked, shipped and received exactly
Packageing was excellent. The root systems had been
soaked, wrapped in news paper then bagged in plastic.
The plants were in beautiful condition, much better than
I will be a repeat customer !
jamesr8 Bridgewater, MA (3 reviews) March 21, 2011
Very positive experience. Order was lost by carrier and I was promptly notified and arrangements were promptly made to replace plants. Very very attentive and highly recommended by me. They care about their clients and go the extra mile.
vossner Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) (108 reviews) March 4, 2011
Being one of DGs top 30 sellers is not accidental. The distinction is well deserved. Diane and Wolfgang's love of plants is reflected throughout every step of a transaction with them. I would love to hop on a p/u and go to TN to get one of each plant they grow. Not feasible, so I'll just have to buy a couple every year til.....
tgiforever New Bern, NC (4 reviews) November 15, 2010
Received my order of Pee Gee in fine condition. I order one plant but they shipped two!! Unfortunately, I managed to drown my plant with too much water. Tried to order another but they refused to sell me one, instead shipped another Pee Gee, free! Great service and great communication with Diane and Wolfgang. Strongly recommend GardensOyVey.