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Positive linpin1
(2 reviews)
On May 8, 2006, linpin1 Florence, MA wrote:

SUPERLATIVE! There are not enough superlative adjectives to describe my experience with my online order from this company. The plants arrived arrived healthy, whole, and amazingly well packed. I kept inviting my neighbors and passersby in to marvel at the care that was taken in packaging. The humorous tales on their web site helped me pass some housebound winter evenings with hopeful anticipation of spring, and it was a delight to be able to open the box and find, as promised, beautiful plants!

Positive tracyhk
(1 review)
On May 3, 2006, tracyhk Woodridge, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I ordered enough hostas from Bridgewood Gardens last fall to start a hosta garden in my backyard, and also a separate shade garden under our willow tree. It was my first experience ordering from BG. I was very pleased with the availability of species and the prices on their website, especially those I could purchase at that late time of year from their "Ugly Plant Sale." The hostas arrived in a timely manner, were carefully packaged, and even the "ugly" ones had great-looking roots. Now that spring is here, I've been keeping a close eye on what's coming up in my hosta and shade gardens. I'm thrilled to report that all the hostas are off to a vigorous start and look very healthy. Their leaves are gorgeous! I wouldn't hesistate to order from Bridgewood again.

Positive dax080
(3 reviews)
On Feb 20, 2006, dax080 Cedar Rapids, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I've ordered from Bridgewood Gardens for two years now, and as a newbie gardener couldn't ask for better plants, packing, and service. Plus, I love the website - it's fun just to read. My order is already in for this year, and with the early bird specials, the prices are very reasonable. I also like the Ugly Plant sale at the end of the season - can get some great deals then.

Negative acwtim
(16 reviews)
On Oct 23, 2005, acwtim Acworth, GA wrote:

I ordered 3 White Christmas Hostas last year and they are not growing well. Out of the three only 2 are still living. The price was high compared to places like Bloomingbulb.com. The 5 Hostas I ordered from Blooming bulb are thriving and putting on growth.

Positive tccampa
(2 reviews)
On Oct 23, 2005, tccampa suffolk, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Great hostas! No confirmation of my order though.

I ordered about a dozen hostas from Bridgewood Gardens last spring. The selection is great and the website is very user-friendly.

I was worried about how the hostas would look upon arrival; however, when they arrived, they were packaged very well--not one leaf was damaged, plants were in great shape etc...

All of the hostas I ordered survived and grew well for their first year. I look forward to seeing the hostas return next spring. Most of the hostas were a nice size with strong roots. (One of them, "Janet" didn't grow well, but I understand she can be a slow starter.)

My one criticism is that once I placed my order, I never heard a word--not a confirmation, nothing. I thought maybe the website had a problem and did not take the order. An automated reply would have been nice. But, then my plants arrived several weeks after I ordered them.

Some of the hostas they sell do not have photos on the website, so I looked up the hostas by name on other sites to see what they looked like.

I am still looking for good sources for all kinds of plants, but I would order hostas from Bridgewood again.

Positive alicewho
(50 reviews)
On Oct 6, 2005, alicewho North Augusta, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Super fast delivery! Nice sized plant with excellent root system.

Positive GardenGeek_WI
(12 reviews)
On Sep 30, 2005, GardenGeek_WI Central, WI (Zone 4a) wrote:

This was my first order with Chick at Bridgewood and had an excellent experience with him. The hostas I received were packaged very well and in great condition. I received the wrong order and Chick was Very patient while we worked out what had happened. He promptly shipped my order and told me to keep the plants already sent, it felt wrong to keep them but he said they do that to try to teach themselves a lesson. LOL. What a great sense of humor Chick has and he is Great Seller to work with. I would definitely recommend Bridgewood. Chick, Thanks so much, Kelly


On September 30th, 2005, GardenGeek_WI added the following:

Wanted to add, anyone can get an order mixed up, hey it's their busy time of year. We kept e-mailing back and forth and my e-mail list of hostas sent and hostas ordered never seemed to get back to him so I finally called. Was pleasantly surprised that Chick answered the phone and wasn't the least bit curt with me. He had discovered the mix up and had everything worked out lickety split. I really appreciate the excellent service I got. My order came and looked great, all the plants were really nice, not an ugly one in the bunch.
Positive 9kittymom
(7 reviews)
On Sep 26, 2005, 9kittymom Bartlesville, OK (Zone 6a) wrote:

Supposed to be the ugly hosta sale. But these hostas were wonderful. Better than some I have purchased at the beginning of the season. I would recommend this site to everyone wanting fantastic hostas!
Thanks Chic!

Positive lilaclily
(33 reviews)
On Sep 16, 2005, lilaclily Lombard, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is an awesome seller! I was very happy with the 13 hostas I ordered, and Chick was very nice to deal with. The packaging was the best that I have seen, and while the hostas were as ugly as advertised (end-of-season clearance sale), they were VERY healthy. Would definitely buy again from Bridgewood.

Positive maxxy
(5 reviews)
On Sep 7, 2005, maxxy Aurora, IL wrote:

I have been ordering from Bridgewood for a few years now, and just received an order recently....and as always, healthy, well packaged plants arrived....GREAT ON-LINE HOSTA SOURCE...prices are also competitive.....and Chick, you are the bomb!!!!

Positive dhaven
(6 reviews)
On Aug 6, 2005, dhaven Solon, IA wrote:

Just received my latest order from Bridgewood, and as usual, was delighted with the plants. All are nice size, good roots, and correctly labeled. I expect that they, like the other hostas I've gotten from this nursery, will settle into the garden in very short order and grow well. For those familiar with the three year sleep/creep/leap rule of hosta growth following transplanting, Bridgewood hostas often seem to skip the creep year, going directly to the leap phase their second summer. Don't hesitate to order from this nursery.

Positive gardener2005
(7 reviews)
On Jun 10, 2005, gardener2005 Baton Rouge area, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I`m pleased to have recieved some very beautiful good sized plants. Average price of each pot including shipping and handling was 9 dollars each and there are 2 or three plants in each of the 4 pots. The prices ranged from 3.95 to 9.95 for the big blue hosta. They also had some 3 for 14.95 and such as that pricing.

Very good experience!

Positive vatech64
(1 review)
On May 27, 2005, vatech64 Winchester, VA wrote:

I ordered 5 hostas on 5-24-05. They were delivered on 5-26-05! Of course I live only about 15 miles from the nursery but still ...
The plants are absolutely beautiful, large with many fans and super healthy. Great packaging! Would make future orders without reservations.

Positive Coni
(14 reviews)
On May 6, 2005, Coni Milford, MI wrote:

Wonderful company to deal with. It has been said before, but the packaging and quality of the plants were unexpected. Very happy with the health and size of the plants. Will use this company again.

Positive CStaas
(2 reviews)
On Apr 29, 2005, CStaas wrote:

I am very happy with my order; wonderful packing, gorgeous healthy plants, and nice website. Plus you get to pick your own bonus plant. Super job, I will definately look at Bridgewood first the next time I'm hosta shopping!

Positive LinkM
(11 reviews)
On Apr 27, 2005, LinkM Williamsville, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I heard about the sale and with great difficulty narrowed my selection down to 8 hostas. The plants arrived today and were packaged better than any I have received from other mail-order nurseries. They are all large, healthy plants which should do well when I get them in the ground. I would definitely order from them again.

Positive LazyJean
(14 reviews)
On Apr 24, 2005, LazyJean Omaha, NE wrote:

I ordered 6 hostas from Bridgewood this year plus I got to pick a bonus plant. They arrived a few days ago, very well packed and labeled. The hostas are good sized and very healthy. I'll do business with them again.

Positive nevadagdn
(117 reviews)
On Mar 31, 2005, nevadagdn Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

I was lured in by a Hosta sale advertised online, either here or on Google (I forget which). I was promptly notified when the Hostas would ship, and they arrived exactly when expected. All of the Hostas are of decent size, and in good condition, especially considering the prices I paid, and the bonus plant (which was one I wanted anyways). No complaints and no quibbles here.

Positive mollis
(22 reviews)
On Aug 6, 2004, mollis Cleveland, OH wrote:

Very pleased with the hostas I received 3 months ago. At first with 3 of them I only knew there was something 'in there' from the weight of the pot but they started growing within the first week. Great quality and packaging. (including the free one) Will definitely buy the rest of my favorites from them next season.

Positive jasper427
(2 reviews)
On Jul 15, 2004, jasper427 Holland, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have ordered from alot of nurseries, but Bridewood has shipped the best quality hostas ever. The prices are very resonable for what you get. I recieved 2-3 eyed hostas that had fantastic root systems. They are #1 with me.

Positive daylily970
(42 reviews)
On Jun 12, 2004, daylily970 Coshocton, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

this is the third time i have ordered from them in the last 4 years. i received nicely packaged plants. the plants were nice and heathly. i would highly recommend them.

Positive handhelpers
(6 reviews)
On Jun 8, 2004, handhelpers Coopersburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I just received a box of hostas from Bridgewood. I have never ever received plants packed so well. Every one of them looks like I could've picked the pot right off the shelf. Will probably post a picture at the hosta forum.

Positive tsbccowboy
(27 reviews)
On May 18, 2004, tsbccowboy Saint Paul, MN wrote:

I would highly recommend Bridgewood Gardens to anyone.

The website is great, Chick was a pleasure to work with in completing the order, the plants I received were packaged well and were in excellent condition.

By the way, the plants were big and beautiful with huge roots.

Negative hostaaddict
(6 reviews)
On May 4, 2004, hostaaddict wrote:

Poor excuse for a nursery. I email Chick about availibty of a hosta, and get the go ahead to send the check, that it's available. One week later get a email saying that the hosta wasn't available anymore. I just cancelled the whole hosta order with them.. Total waste of my time, and money.

Positive Greenknee
(5 reviews)
On May 3, 2004, Greenknee Chantilly, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I ordered from Bridgewood for the first time this year. The hostas were very well packed - in pots, with fiber to keep them secure. All are doing very well. Not the largest, but good value. I wiil use them again in the future.

Positive Intriguing1
(20 reviews)
On Jun 14, 2003, Intriguing1 Tulsa, OK (Zone 6b) wrote:

Excellent selection, good prices, comprehensive, informative and funny website, personalized service, and large hostas that are delivered very quickly and in great shape. What more could a gardener want?

Positive cobbie
(4 reviews)
On May 2, 2003, cobbie South Beloit, IL wrote:

I ordered some hostas from Bridgewood Gardens last fall, and ordered more this spring. Their selection is so huge that it is very hard to choose only a few. Both times I have ordered, the plants have been healthy and arrived in excellent condition, thanks to great packing. As an extra added bonus, I find their web site to be so humorous that I often go to it just for a good laugh! I have an extremely shady yard, and I plan to buy as many more hostas from this nursery as I can afford.

Positive georgemangum
(1 review)
On Apr 21, 2003, georgemangum wrote:

One of the best Hosta suppliers. Wholesale price deal is one of the best for the most popular varities if you're doing a lot of planting. They also sell larger divisions.

Positive louisenh
(1 review)
On Jan 2, 2003, louisenh wrote:

A coworker and I ordered hostas from Bridgewood Gardens last spring and really liked their plants, packing, and delivery timing. Their webpage is an encyclopaedia of hostas, with very good information and humor! always a plus. Every plant was healthy, undamaged, and well-labelled. All of them grew well. In fact, the bonus hosta that we got was large enough to be split so we both got one. Their prices aren't low, but the quality and variety is excellent. If you go for the bargain 3-for hostas, they are a little smaller, but very strong. The only trouble I've had is culling my list of hostas-I-want down to a reasonable number so I can afford and, more importantly, plant them all!

I'm making a new list for this spring. Ut oh!!!

Positive jody
(11 reviews)
On Jun 17, 2002, jody MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Good quality hosta, excellent customer service.

Positive kygardener
(2 reviews)
On May 20, 2002, kygardener wrote:

Ordered hostas fall of 2001. All are doing well. Good plants at reasonable cost.

Positive sumi
(1 review)
On May 17, 2002, sumi wrote:

Hosta order was well packed and plants arrived in very good condition. Prices for hostas are reasonable.

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