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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, 4,430 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 85,620 comments have been posted (57,352 positive, 12,048 neutral, 16,220 negative) by 44,365 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

lamamabotanica Neutral Pine Knot Farms
LouWarren5 Positive Leafari
LouWarren5 Positive Arrowhead Dahlias
lcbrown Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
Ves Positive White Flower Farm
kryistina Positive Fungi Perfecti, LLC
RJG Negative Territorial Seed Company
esedgwick Positive Whitman Farms
Wyrsch1111 Negative Badgersett Research Corporation
esedgwick Positive Zhongchuan Peony Nursery
GregWilliams Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
esedgwick Neutral Easy to Grow Bulbs
DW989 Positive PoppySeed Dreams (
hairyjo Positive Plant World Seeds
hairyjo Positive Pinetree Garden Seeds
Dragonmomma3 Neutral Burgess Seed
claypots11 Positive Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
claypots11 Negative Glasshouse Works
OldGeezer164 Positive Brent & Becky's Bulbs
next61 Positive Rolling River Nursery
collectorpalms Positive White Flower Farm
collectorpalms Positive McClure & Zimmerman Quality Flowerbulb Brokers
collectorpalms Neutral Marlboro Bulb Company
collectorpalms Positive Jung Seed
collectorpalms Neutral Easy to Grow Bulbs
collectorpalms Positive Van Engelen, Inc.
collectorpalms Positive
planterino Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
planterino Neutral Plant World Seeds
DaisyLaura64 Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
ncbill Positive Brent & Becky's Bulbs
LaurenShiner Negative Eden Brothers Seed Company
eyfng Negative Wayside Gardens
gr33nthumb1 Positive The Garden Patch Grow Box
Kedler Negative Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
gregislost Positive Pense Nursery
kwenge Positive Whitton Greenhouses
Syzyann13 Negative Pinetree Garden Seeds
reliah Positive Cummins Nursery
8opetey Negative Harris Seeds / Garden Trends
8opetey Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
texaslynn Positive Jenks Farmer (Lushlife Nurseries)
texaslynn Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
Blaksmith789 Negative Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses, Inc.
MAHester Positive Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)
Richardwh Negative Paul Christian - Rare Plants
gr33nthumb1 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Bernard_in_Ohio Positive Adams County Nursery
Agnis Negative Dutch Gardens
Bokros Positive A Nearly Native Nursery

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