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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,869 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, 4,429 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 85,484 comments have been posted (57,278 positive, 12,018 neutral, 16,188 negative) by 44,305 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.

Most Recently added ratings

Meadowmorph Positive Bonsai of Brooklyn
fiddlemedo Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
SCplantsZ8 Positive McKenzie Farms Nursery
michaelreich Positive Goodwin Creek Gardens
ncbill Negative Breck's Bulbs
ncbill Negative Gardens Alive!
tfallen Positive Almost Eden Plants
DonnaMack Positive Brent & Becky's Bulbs
MichelleEsh Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
Tangerin Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
Suzkling Positive Secret Garden Growers
mcsnail Neutral Easy to Grow Bulbs
mjk6358 Positive High Country Roses
AbsoluBillsMood Negative Brent & Becky's Bulbs
ncbill Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
JoeyInOregon Negative Kigi Nursery
Meadowmorph Negative Eastern Leaf
valmaleonie Positive Fraser's Garlic Farm
Jawlee Negative Red Hill General Store
scottih1 Negative Kigi Nursery
AnnaWild Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
AnnaWild Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
Dudeofthelilies Positive Holland Bulb Farms
JDFlorida Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
lancer23 Neutral Elkhorn Garden
ncbill Positive Smokey's Gardens
ncbill Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
ncbill Positive Shady Acre Perennials
esedgwick Negative Wellspring Gardens
dippybird Negative Burgess Seed
NewJerusalem Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
momlady Positive Charley's Greenhouse & Garden Supply
Charby Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
Ted_B Positive Far Reaches Farm
kjd Negative Cactus Limon
kakutula Negative Petals from the Past, Inc.
GardenManDonald Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
evansb Positive Completely Clematis Specialty Nursery
jnahnet Neutral Bulbs Direct (
floria Positive Roses Unlimited
Rae111 Neutral Florida Hill Nursery
ycn4chin Positive Solaris Farms
evelyn_inthegarden Neutral Country Delights Iris
rileyamaryllis Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
VA_GARDEN Positive Crownsville Nursery
CherylinOregon Positive Digging Dog Nursery
LikeOhPersicon Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
prio Positive Cactus Limon
Greenpeter6 Positive Out of Africa
lakecouple Negative Four Seasons Nursery

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