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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 8,065 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, 4,547 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 90,559 comments have been posted (60,033 positive, 12,877 neutral, 17,649 negative) by 47,086 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

Tivra Positive Flora Exotica
plant_collector Neutral Dutch Grown
donnaj13 Positive Swan Island Dahlias
829FlowerLady Positive John Scheepers, Inc.
829FlowerLady Negative Dutch Grown
RDN Positive Camellia Forest Nursery
Jeremyg52 Negative Sporestore (
dodges7 Positive B & D Lilies
dodges7 Positive The Lily Garden
LoganMC Positive Tennessee Wholesale Nursery (formerly TN Tree Nursery)
carolreese Positive Quackin' Grass Nursery
yamaNH Positive Food Forest Nursery
robbdogr Positive Southern Bulb Company
DBBaker Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
Mmagpie Positive Hummingbird Farm
Le_Not Positive Rare Roots
yamaNH Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
pempe Negative Keeping It Green Nursery
Pinguicula Positive Victory Seed Company
HeartyHibiscus Positive Wayside Gardens
Ruth Negative Jackson & Perkins
spratm Positive Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
yamaNH Positive Double A Vineyards, Inc.
gousa Negative Victory Seed Company
JayRH Negative American Meadows
TyroGardner Positive Sunshine Farm & Garden
JaclynVictoria Positive Bloom River Gardens
Chris12434 Positive Brushwood Nursery
YvonneMal Negative Rich Farm Garden Supply
mmcca5195 Positive Jackson & Perkins
kathyandluther Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
reeve1 Positive High Country Gardens
iceman49 Positive Colorblends (Schipper & Co. USA)
Bellisa Positive Strictly Medicinal Seeds
Bellisa Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
balsamfir Positive Orchids Limited
twcgrl Negative Spring Hill Nursery (aka
LisaMaine Positive Gossler Farms Nursery
Tootsiebaby90 Positive High Country Roses
Tootsiebaby90 Positive Jackson & Perkins
Tootsiebaby90 Positive Antique Rose Emporium
inanis Positive Colorblends (Schipper & Co. USA)
dozer233 Negative Johnny's Selected Seeds
pssvictor Negative Glasshouse Works
Chris12434 Positive Brad's Buds and Blooms
theglowingheart Negative Nature Hills Nursery
theglowingheart Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
BarbaraTwiner Negative Botanus Inc.
weedsfree Positive Greenwood Nursery
mpedersen Positive Schreiner's Iris Gardens

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