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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 8,043 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, 4,533 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 89,802 comments have been posted (59,631 positive, 12,765 neutral, 17,406 negative) by 46,705 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

IBtyen Company Message Brad's Buds and Blooms
rogerhall68 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
dave12122 Neutral Keeping It Green Nursery
svieira Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
AngelMMB Negative Seedville USA
ninagail Neutral K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
Adventurous Neutral Fruit Lover's Nursery
Adventurous Positive Trade Winds Fruit
RBuckmann Negative Wayside Gardens
NarrowWayFarm Positive England's Orchard & Nursery
Brttnys Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
danielwow12 Positive Big Leaf Orchids
gcgraves Negative Pense Nursery
Merry19 Positive Easy to Grow Bulbs
davesgardensfu Positive Eden Brothers Seed Company
PaulCrozier Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
Adventurous Positive Brad's Buds and Blooms
Lizzie61 Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Adventurous Positive Strictly Medicinal Seeds
kyjudy Positive Longfield Gardens
MollyBlooms Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
cheyotto Positive Wilson Brothers Gardens
MyHabitat Negative Burgess Seed
Pinguicula Positive Native Foods Nursery
ddstew Negative The Thyme Garden Herb Company
Adventurous Positive
flowerbloom Positive Joyful Butterfly
jbragg3 Positive Webb's Water Gardens
GAgardenboy Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
drdutra Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Horrocksfamily Positive Chauly’s Favorite Seeds
AgnesMarie Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
metarachel Positive Vermont Bean Seed Company
metarachel Positive The Maine Potato Lady
metarachel Positive Peaceful Valley Farm Supply (
ncalvino Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
jimez Negative Johnny's Selected Seeds
karenandian Positive Longfield Gardens
3catsandadog Positive
adoptdontshop Positive Native Foods Nursery
Treeman1947 Positive Odyssey Bulbs
Spotty_dotty Neutral Eden Brothers Seed Company
cabbagepalm Negative Wild Things Grow
KrisMarie Positive Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
gracie246 Negative Tomato Seeds 'n Such
happyroots Neutral Johnny's Selected Seeds
mkh1313 Positive White Flower Farm
crvarvaro Positive Geraniaceae
Lalo79 Positive Farmacie Isolde
ColetteA Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

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