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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,892 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, 4,447 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 86,919 comments have been posted (58,040 positive, 12,325 neutral, 16,554 negative) by 45,107 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

nvagarden Negative Burnt Ridge Nursery
bg351 Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
tom_pixel Negative Nature Hills Nursery
Mizzle Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
stevewuerch Positive Keeping It Green Nursery
divebubba Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
flowermaiden2 Positive Bluestone Perennials
brianaucuba Positive Bluestone Perennials
flowermaiden2 Positive Dutch Gardens
dodges7 Positive Southern Oak Aquatics
VA_GARDEN Positive Plant Delights Nursery
plantshopper Negative Real Flora (aka Botanical Growers)
wefarmasmidgen Negative Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
SmoothGarden Negative Tree Seeds (aka
ethanjhatchett Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
perennialaddict Negative K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
ctgrower Positive Almost Eden Plants
rockgarden71 Positive Growers Exchange (previously The Grower's Exchange)
SnowKnitty Negative Jackson & Perkins
jonalisa1 Neutral Green Spot Ltd.
SeniorGardening Negative National Arbor Day Foundation
Gregory1960 Positive White Oak Nursery
freetofarm Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
BILL6267 Positive Farmer Seed and Nursery
MDFICA Negative Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
MDFICA Negative
rkidz55 Positive Schreiner's Iris Gardens
rkidz55 Positive T's Flowers & Things
rkidz55 Positive Echo Iris Garden
springmeadow Negative Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
sandilois Positive Brooks Gardens
KrautThistle Positive Planet Natural
JOHNFREEMAN Positive Sandusky Valley Nursery
KHinWI Positive Leafari
rebecca2018 Negative Japanese Maples and Evergreens
PlantPadawan Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
Amek Positive Wellspring Gardens
bqs Negative Gondwana Gardens
spb8473 Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
MarkHigh Negative Country Home Products (also dba DR Chipper and DR Field and Brush Mower)
nanx0006 Negative Pernell Gerver
4qualitysearch Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
ryheena Positive Native Foods Nursery
OregonRosa Positive Swan Island Dahlias
charitygrace Positive Whitman Farms
charitygrace Positive Mid-America Garden
landwhale Negative (Norman's Orchids)
Rom70lia Negative Heirloom Roses
CooDeeFoo Positive Schreiner's Iris Gardens
CooDeeFoo Positive Van Engelen, Inc.

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