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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, 4,540 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 90,149 comments have been posted (59,804 positive, 12,818 neutral, 17,527 negative) by 46,892 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

MudFingers Negative Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
DonnaMack Positive Antique Rose Emporium
manuretea Negative Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
88699 Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
vineymaple Positive Lots of Plants
doghill6 Negative John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
Suellen5333 Negative Bluestone Perennials
JLArnold Negative R.H. Shumway Seeds
FingersCrossed Neutral Singing Tree Gardens
LucasCatChow Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
Beeaware Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
tortillaships Negative NewLife Tropicals
robeezee Neutral New Garden Plants
ncohen Negative Burgess Seed
euwxyz Negative New Garden Plants
Pepperberry Positive Willis Orchard Company
pempe Negative Easy to Grow Bulbs
Pepperberry Negative Nature Hills Nursery
jcg2 Positive Prairie Moon Nursery
RebeccaLynn Positive Fancy Plants Farms
Honyock Neutral High Country Roses
redfisch Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
VRod Positive New Hampshire Hostas
DonnaMack Positive Colonial Creek Farm
jmjgarden Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
PlantnurseRN Positive Aloha Tropicals
PlantnurseRN Negative Eldon Tropicals
sordes Neutral Eldon Tropicals
Phalaris14 Negative Gilbert H. Wild and Son
SPORTSMAN1 Negative Scenic Hill Farm Nursery
revjbsii123 Negative National Arbor Day Foundation
MudFingers Neutral Classy Groundcovers
the_traveler Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
the_traveler Positive Colonial Creek Farm
solnza Negative Rogue Valley Roses
weedsfree Neutral Holland Bulb Farms
raydonsgarden Positive Digging Dog Nursery
lucascatchow Positive Gardener's Supply Company
LucasCatChow Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
LucasCatChow Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
829FlowerLady Negative Longfield Gardens
joemillerQ Neutral Bloomin Designs Nursery
Quickway11 Negative TulipWorld
Quickway11 Negative Ferry-Morse Seed Company
XochiH Positive Heritage Flower Farm
Fleurdsea Positive New Hampshire Hostas
Neil3 Positive Tomato Girl (Tomato Baby Company)
Alaskaman Negative De Groot, Inc.
Lorenzo99 Positive David Austin Roses (US)
Lukethehound Negative Gardener's Supply Company

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