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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,918 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, 4,454 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 87,095 comments have been posted (58,137 positive, 12,357 neutral, 16,601 negative) by 45,205 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

DripCRAP Negative DripWorks
RobThomas Positive Bamboo Plantation
kkennan Negative Japanese Maples and Evergreens
Tropicalguru Positive Aloha Tropicals
lavender87 Negative McKenzie Farms Nursery
alxgnz Positive Legg Creek Farm
brian1985 Positive
lancer23 Negative Elkhorn Garden
Ssmith750 Positive Legg Creek Farm
plantman19 Positive Aloha Tropicals
RachelZ Positive Aloha Tropicals
lavender87 Positive Just Fruits and Exotics
andlynnjanie Positive Aloha Tropicals
Gomez123 Negative Legg Creek Farm
Pierce63 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
cosmicfire Positive Wellspring Gardens
NarrowWayFarm Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
NarrowWayFarm Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
skybird564 Positive Tomato Seeds 'n Such
flowermaiden2 Positive Niche Gardens
gracie246 Positive Seeds and Such, Inc.
sandybeech Positive Cactus Store (
sandybeech Positive Center of the Webb
Basil989 Neutral Select Seeds Antique Flowers
yielder Negative MySeeds.Co
mcd5brady Negative Jackson & Perkins
Basil989 Neutral Stokes Seeds
Basil989 Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
Basil989 Positive Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
dgrhosta Positive MrMaple (Nichol's Nursery)
MVIsland Positive Tomato Growers Supply Co.
mumsmums Positive Joseph's Nursery
congminglaoshi Positive Silverhill Seeds
Blackvinedesign Negative Cold Hardy Cactus
Stephenjdavid99 Positive Dutch Gardens
dgrhosta Negative Japanese Maples and Evergreens
Magicmary Negative Tomato Seeds 'n Such
redsteelie Negative Johnny's Selected Seeds
balboos Neutral Cactus Store (
mumsmums Positive Holland Bulb Farms
RHopson Neutral Brent & Becky's Bulbs
secretscorpion Negative Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &
Molena Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
Debbie150 Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
JOHNFREEMAN Positive Silverhill Seeds
bumblekin Neutral Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm
chedder Positive Gurney's Seed & Nursery
chedder Positive Garden Hills Nursery
FoxgreenFarm Positive jioviŽ
PottedLife Positive Eldon Tropicals

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