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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, 4,538 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 90,047 comments have been posted (59,759 positive, 12,799 neutral, 17,489 negative) by 46,837 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

omrdg Negative Urban Farmer Seeds LLC
aimeej Positive Edelweiss Perennials
Harleyhippie Negative Crimson Sage Nursery
rcgus Positive New Hampshire Hostas
Kadenloveschick Negative Welp Hatchery
MNewell Positive Hartmann's Plant Company
dave12122 Positive Bluestone Perennials
dave12122 Positive US Perennials
Beckah Positive Rare Roots
mwilliams54 Positive Spring Hill Nursery (aka
Meliawoelmer Positive Van Zyverden
carolstropicals Negative Edmunds' Roses
JeanneTX Positive Hummingbird Farm
mwilliams54 Negative Michigan Bulb
JimmerPA Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
bsgarden2 Negative Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Casshigh Positive (New Garden Plants)
smariel Positive New Hampshire Hostas
Mylena1 Positive Horn Canna Farm
gardenglee Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
CaliforniaGuy Positive Timeless-Tomatoes
bbetv Negative William Dam Seeds
bbetv Negative Ontario Seed Company, Ltd. (OSC)
mtbloomers Negative Urban Farmer Seeds LLC
mwilliams54 Negative Direct Gardening
Torched Negative Wilson Brothers Gardens
GHFarm Negative Urban Farmer Seeds LLC
kizilod Positive DAS Farms (
Robert823 Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
Jadwin59 Positive Forestfarm
SandHillBilly Negative Farmer Seed and Nursery
felco Positive K&M Nursery
cs6000 Positive Rare Roots
gardenertom Positive Van Engelen, Inc.
mvmaste2 Positive Jung Seed
maygellekay Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
maygellekay Positive Bluestone Perennials
AnjelecaG Negative MrMaple (Nichol's Nursery)
F10w3rP0w3r Positive PDSI-Plants by Mail
BlueberryBrenda Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
SanDiegoMomma Negative California Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery
BlueberryBrenda Positive Jung Seed
moschata Negative David Austin Roses (US)
desmidlady Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
desmidlady Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
Farmlover Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
andy3367 Negative Pixies Gardens
pempe Negative Easy To Grow Bulbs (formerly Willow Creek Gardens)
chipstein Negative Growjoy
bulbmeister Negative Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)

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