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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 8,050 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, 4,541 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 90,300 comments have been posted (59,892 positive, 12,830 neutral, 17,578 negative) by 46,972 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

silkroad Neutral Eden Brothers Seed Company
silkroad Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
sachko916 Positive Bluestone Perennials
Shawn112270 Negative World Paulownia Institute, LLC
dodges7 Positive Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
goodair31 Negative Bluff View Nursery
dave12122 Positive Hummingbird Farm
SPORTSMAN1 Positive Johnny's Selected Seeds
Sue_Bennett Positive Heavenly Gardens
RebeccaLynn Positive Fancy Plants Farms
IBtyen Company Message Colorblends (Schipper & Co. USA)
brightongardens Negative Growjoy
janinpa Positive Plant Delights Nursery
janinpa Positive New Hampshire Hostas
genesofgreen Negative Reimer Seeds
backroadsoflife Negative Four Seasons Nursery
dionei Negative Swan Island Dahlias
Carpflounderson Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
XRay_Specs Positive Hummingbird Farm
Lorig2008 Positive Almost Eden Plants
YvonneMal Negative Rich Farm Garden Supply
squiggi Negative New Garden Plants
HNemerov Positive Botanical Interests, Inc.
7AcreOrchard Positive Coe's Comfrey
whatsherphace Positive American Meadows
UpperLeftCoast Positive Roses Unlimited
Bailey18 Negative Singing Tree Gardens
Rise22 Negative Cross Country Nurseries (
Cyanne Positive Classy Groundcovers
foxfyrefarm Positive New Hampshire Hostas
kariyushi Positive Glasshouse Works
Fallbrookguy Negative Texas Water Lilies
lilaclily Positive WITS END GARDENS
2021CaGardenGuy Negative Willis Orchard Company
Hughperry Negative Jonsteen Company
BensonGardens Positive Brushwood Nursery
mingham Negative Burgess Seed
LisaMaine Positive Hummingbird Farm
MilehiGranny Negative Heirloom Roses
roadapathy Positive
Pinguicula Negative Nadeau African Violet Seeds
donnamack Positive Forestfarm
tegan35 Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
dream_nomad Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
slinglings Negative Gilbert H. Wild and Son
mchamb01 Positive New Hampshire Hostas
teskopal Negative Lots of Plants
Horrocksfamily Positive Dirt Goddess Super Seeds and Garlic Farm
GrowMyPretties Neutral Eden Brothers Seed Company
PhyllisWaite Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)

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