I have placed three orders with Hallson's, two in 2002 and one so far this year. The plants have all arrived hearty and healthy. The ones from last year made it through the Vermont winter with no problems. I would definitely order from Chris and Brian again.
On May 18, 2003, Shirley1md Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
This was the 1st time I had ordered from Hallson Gardens. I was extremely impressed with the size of their Hostas, number of buds on each plant, as well as, the quality and shipment of the Hostas! I would DEFINITELY order from them again without a moment's hesitation!!!
Living outside US the first thing on my mind is customer-minded, It is fantastic, how Hallsons is trying to be helpful.
Got my first ever mail delivery from outside EU. And even after two weeks in a box( MY countrys mail office made a mistake, delaying the plants for 5 days), the plants looks great. Nice divisions with a great rootsystem.
It would be easy to make an other order by Hallsons
this is the second year that i have ordered from hallson's. i have received top notch product each time i ordered. wonderful big plump roots and nice leaves too. they have arrived in the mail, like they were never jostled around in the back of a mail truck at all. chris is very professional with you when he accepts your order and when he lets you know that it has shipped. the fact that they throw in a great plant as a freebie is an exciting bonus to an already perfect online plant buying experience. this year my bonus plant was dylans dilly. you won't be disappointed with an order placed with hallson's.
On May 27th, 2003, ladybugbaby added the following:
i ordered some hostas to be delivered to someone on the forum and some to be delivered to me from chris last week. they arrived in record time but that is where anything good about the shipment to me ends. i had ordered winfield blue, blue moon, dorset blue and some perennials as well. as i unpacked and picked up each one they fell apart. i noticed that the box had been through the ringer. in the middle of the box where my name was there was a really big indention and scrape. i was very upset, but i knew that chris had not packed them this way and i knew that they were not responsible for them arriving to me in this condition. i took pictures because i wanted them to see what the damage looked like. they responded like the true customer service driven guys they are. i got a call and we talked for a while. i felt bad that they would be out for damage that was obviously caused by the post office. today i got my new shipment and they are, as usual beautiful and have healthy big roots. the moral of this story? do not ever hesitate to order from hallson's. they take care of the customer. period.
More than just a positive. I have done business with Chris before, which is why I will continue to do business again with him. I am truly impressed by the quality of his merchandise, and his professionalism. The plants are top notch, his service excellent, and his sharing of knowledge regarding plants is an extra plus. Everyone should at least try him once, and then they will be a repeat customer. Char.
I ordered from Hallson's for the first time this Spring. I received an email confirming my order along with a hearty "Thank You". The hostas I received were very large and were packed for shipment very well! The folks at Hallson's do a nice job communicating with their customers and have the product to match their service. I would highly recommend Hallson's for mail order perennials!
This was my first year purchasing plants from Hallsons Nursery, and i must say I was very impressed with the size and quality of the plants I received from them. I also enjoy the forums they provide for friendship, and to ask questions and share photos with all of the other members. I look forward to buying from them again! A++
This is the very first time I have mail ordered hostas and I can honestly say that I will definitely use Hallson again in the near future!! The plants were wonderful with great roots. They were packaged with obvious care so they wouldn't sustain any damage in route. The owner contacted me when one of the plants I ordered was not available to give me the opportunity to select something else and then he sent me two bonus plants for the inconvenience!! How great is that?? This company goes way beyond the call of duty to make sure their customers are pleased. They also maintain a wonderful garden site (even with forums that don't involve gardening) where there is something to appeal to everyone. I'd give them a super nova A++++++++ rating if it were available, but I guess the postitive will have to do.
On May 6th, 2004, newtohosta added the following:
On May 8th, 2004, newtohosta added the following:
I was trying to find a place to leave new feedback for Hallson's , but the only thing I can find is this where you can make additional comments to an existing post. So now I would like to add comments about my latest order that I received this week from Hallson's. Again, I was extremely pleased with my order. Everything was packaged so carefully. All the plants were healthy and thriving with exceptional roots! Included in my order was a bonus plant to thank me for my order. This is truly a fabulous company and deserves all the kudos it's getting on here. I'm planning on making a trip up to the nursery sometime this summer. I just have to meet the wonderful people that run this nursery! (and naturally I'll have to buy a few things while I'm there *LOL*). Don't be hesitant about ordering anything from Hallson's. They have great plants, great service, and stand by what they sell!On May 24th, 2006, newtohosta added the following:
Just received an order today from Hallson 's and again I am just thrilled with my hostas. Wonderful healthy looking plants with massive roots! Excellent packaging of bare root plants and I have every confidence that they will thrive when planted.
Thanks Chris and Brian for the great order! Loved the bonus hosta I received also. :)On June 18th, 2007, newtohosta added the following:
I ordered again this year from Hallson Gardens and once again I was thrilled with the plants that I received. Chris and Brian run a first rate nursery and are two of the most honest business people I have ever had contact with. All my plants were fresh as could be and , as usual, a bonus plant was included with the order. I had even changed my order twice before shipment and Chris made sure that every thing was correct. Hallson Gardens is my #1 place for mail order, especially hostas. They are very diligent about not selling hostas infected with HVX , which is a HUGE problem now.....even at the more reputable nurseries. Honesty and integrity are two words that come to mind when I think of Hallson Gardens, so order from them with confidence. :-)
Received my first order from Hallson's a couple of weeks ago, and was very pleased with the quality and size of the plants. The price was excellent as well - so I will definately be ordering from them on a regular basis!
My first time ordering from them, but it won't be my last. Ordered 24 Hostas of assorted varieties. All came in very good shape, packed well. Some are just starting to peak out, others were nearly half way grown. Also ordered 4 types of grasses and they look great. Wonderful selection and very good prices.
I have ordered from Hallson's twice now and the plants and service are wonderful, plus if you order early (January) there is an added discount. Chris is a great guy to deal with and he included a bonus hosta with my order.
Last week I received my order - hosta, dicentra, astilbe. Packaging was great, good prices for such big healthy roots. The astilbes went crazy and are already blooming. Plus, they sent a "Big Daddy" hosta as a bonus. Luckily I had some extra room. I was delighted with my plants and will definitely order again.
I was extremely pleased with my first order from Hallson Gardens. The pulmonaria plants I ordered arrived at a perfect planting time, very healthy and wonderfully well packed. After planting them in the garden, I was quite impressed to find that they had already begun to grow after only a few days in the ground! I am looking forward to ordering more plants from this nursery in the future.
On Feb 12, 2003, Pardancanda "down the Shore", NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
Purchased hardy Hibiscus and a rare Tricyrtis from Hallson's, and was amazed at the size and vigor of the plants when they arrived. Chris was most helpful when I requested some cultural information. I recommend Hallson Garden's very highly!
Chris and Brian are among the most knowledgeable people I've come across, and they're always willing to share what they know. Their merchandise is wonderful, and they stand behind it 100%. They also maintain a great Garden Forum, where gardeners can request and share information, and Chris keeps a close eye on it, to see that it remains a positive experience for everyone. I vote for Hallson's!
On May 18th, 2003, GrannyNanny added the following:
I received my order from Hallson's a couple of weeks ago. The plants were good-sized, very healthy, and packed professionally so that they were in excellent shape upon arrival. I planted them out the next day, and they've all grown an extra leaf or two since that time. I'm very pleased, and will certainly order again and again.
The plants I purchased from Hallson Gardens, including hosta, heuchera and pulmonaria, are by far the nicest plants I have ever received via mail order. The heuchera I recently received were large, healthy, beautiful plants that barely noticed they were transplanted. Most appreciated, however, is the personal service given by the owner. He is genuinely concerned about the quality of his plants. They are guaranteed and he happily replaces any thing that does not perform well. I will continue to do business with Hallson Gardens!
I'm just thrilled with my hosta from Hallson's! The service is friendly, professional, and personal, and the prices are very reasonable. And the plants are superb - big and healthy with fat, full, beautiful roots!
This was my first year to order from Hallson Gardens. Most of the hostas I ordered were relatively new introductions so they were small. However, they were quite healthy, had excellent root systems and have quadrupled in size since I've had them. Chris (owner/manager) is wonderful to deal with! I will be ordering from Hallson in the future!
This nursery deserves a better than Postive rating! Wonderful large healthy plants, true to name, with massive root systems. Extremely knowledgeable owners who are always willing to help and advise in a timely manner. Customer service absolutely excellent. Always willing to go the extra 10 miles to make sure their customers are absolutely delighted...no matter what it takes! This is always the first place I send people to. They truly go above and beyond what is expected.
Have recieved 2 online orders from Hallsons. Both have been hosta orders...large eyes, healthy roots, nice plants that perk up quickly when planted. You can tell they have been well cared for. Have had questions for the owners as well...questions have been answered quickly and solutions offered if needed. Have recommended this nursery to several friends--because of their great service and wide variety of plants.
I have ordered from Hallson's four times this season. They consistently send me quality plants of excellent size for mail order. I've never had a problem with them or their plants. Excellent customer service! Their Hosta selection is outstanding. It is a pleasure doing business with them. I'll order from them every season.
On Nov 29, 2001, ruby42 Cape May Court House, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
Great Prices! Nice Variety! Big Divisions! Fantastic SERVICE! This one is a must for hosta lovers!
On January 21st, 2002, ruby42 added the following:
The new 2002 hosta and perennial list is out and it is a great one! I have just ordered more and can't wait to get all my new plant's!On May 2nd, 2002, ruby42 added the following:
Just recieved my 2002 order from Hallson Garden's, the plant's are soooo healthy and BIG!!!!!!! If you are hesitant on mail order try some of Chris's hosta and other perennil's and you will not be dissapointed!!!!On May 17th, 2003, ruby42 added the following:
I just LOVE this place, Hallson Gardens just keep's getting better and better!!
As alway's my plant's arrived in perfect shape!
Chris and Brian are just great to deal with and each year their plant's and service get even better!!!
On June 5th, 2004, ruby42 added the following:
Hallson Garden's is with out question THE BEST mail order nursery!!!!
This year's order of Hosta and perennial's arrived right on time and the plant's were better than ever!!
On May 14th, 2005, ruby42 added the following:
Well as you can see I have been buying From Hallson Garden's for several year's now and I just recieved my 2005 order and it was the VERY BEST yet!!
This nursery has BIG and I do mean BIG healthy plant's and the the service has never been better!!!!! I
Thank you Chris and Brian for being the VERY BEST at what you do!!!!!