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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,870 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, 4,431 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 85,779 comments have been posted (57,448 positive, 12,082 neutral, 16,249 negative) by 44,446 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

RobertKaren Positive Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
margaran Positive Shady Oak Butterfly Farm
RosieBennett Positive Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
rcantor Positive Top Tropicals LLC
LNassal Positive Zone 9 Tropicals (
Ted_B Positive B & T World Seeds
joem789 Neutral
Ceichorgoldberg Positive Trio Nursery
Clawsonranch Negative Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys
bibbykitty Neutral Trio Nursery
clareb Positive Paw Paw Everlast Label Company
blue_gardener Negative Tomato Seeds 'n Such
jupiterblooms Neutral Plants of Distinction
mgdsvegies Positive Violet Barn (Rob's Min-O-Lets)
gregislost Negative Burpee (W. Atlee Burpee)
chhale Positive Trio Nursery
MVIsland Positive Renee's Garden Seeds
Dolphins33 Negative Cackle Hatchery
DaPotato Neutral Nicky's Nursery
planetnatural Company Message Planet Natural
lower_Ashland Neutral Grimm's Gardens
bkrell Positive Jenks Farmer (Lushlife Nurseries)
weedweedplant Neutral Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
bkrell Positive Breck's Bulbs
bkrell Positive Michigan Bulb
Ksunshine Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
JackyeBalegal Positive Trio Nursery
brianaucuba Positive Sunshine Farm & Garden
sconticut Positive Renee's Garden Seeds
gregislost Positive
LaLa77 Positive PoppySeed Dreams (
IvanaC Negative (Norman's Orchids)
dberk Negative Dan's Dahlias
faerygardener Positive Jelitto Seeds
Crocker1 Positive Out of Africa
lbgardens Positive Paw Paw Everlast Label Company
iantester Negative Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
AnnaP23 Positive Fair Dinkum Seeds
Ves Neutral Antique Rose Emporium
JiminRingoes Positive The Planting Tree (
theresa435 Positive Rarexoticseeds
dduff Negative Bulbs Direct (
dduff Positive Prairie Moon Nursery
dduff Neutral High Country Gardens
dduff Positive Digging Dog Nursery
JosephFireborn Positive The Worm Dude
TyWiggle Negative The Tree Nursery (; formerly TN Tree Nursery)
Beta_Road Positive Roses Unlimited
BenKramlich Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
dylan1972A Positive PoppySeed Dreams (

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