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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,892 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, 4,449 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 87,024 comments have been posted (58,097 positive, 12,343 neutral, 16,584 negative) by 45,168 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

alohatropicals Positive Aloha Tropicals
Fancy213 Positive ACF Greenhouses (Aarons Creek Farms, Inc.)
skye12 Negative Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
HarleyHalifax Positive Stone Lantern
GeorgeM1 Negative River's Source Botanicals
Beltian1 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Amun_Ra Negative Sporestore (
MayaM Positive Trees that Please Nursery and Tree Farm
bilboho79 Negative 2BSeeds, LLC
urania Negative Cherry Creek Daffodils
Orchidladyuk Negative Rob's Rare and Giant Seeds (
projectpat Negative Kigi Nursery
korina777 Negative Bkinterplants (
brianaucuba Positive Plant Delights Nursery
CindyL42 Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
LinusDeLeon Positive Glasshouse Works
weasel23 Positive Bird Rock Tropicals
PottedLife Positive Emerald Goddess Gardens
PottedLife Positive Grassy Knoll Exotic Plants
PottedLife Positive Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
PottedLife Positive Vintage Green Farms
EcMN Positive Jung Seed
jeh1856 Neutral Growjoy (formerly Garden Harvest Supply)
saguaro13 Negative (Norman's Orchids)
Saknussemm Positive Flowers by the Sea
elfeik Neutral Jung Seed
Tikaani Negative Telos Rare Bulbs
Jmoeller1 Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
blissfullyigneo Negative Breck's Bulbs
Mward5 Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
Cuca999 Positive Plant Group Hawaii
PottedLife Positive Glasshouse Works
Fancy213 Positive Brent & Becky's Bulbs
Fancy213 Negative Royal Colors (
SeniorGardening Neutral Twilley Seed Co., Inc.
ManzanitaMayhem Positive Cistus Nursery
ManzanitaMayhem Positive One Green World (Northwoods Nursery)
carniflora Negative Black Jungle Terrarium Supply
Mdmgrand Positive Road's End Farm, LLC
Bacardi95 Negative Greenwood Nursery
hlthcr2000 Positive Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
ldaigle Positive Green Mountain Hosta Nursery
ldaigle Negative Breck's Bulbs
john1933 Negative Vermont Willow Nursery
MacGupta Positive Van Engelen, Inc.
PottedLife Negative Florida Hill Nursery
BorisBauer Positive Klehm's Song Sparrow Perennial Farm
Chilehead74 Positive Sandia Seed Company
Lahsbee Positive Mountain Mist Nursery
Lahsbee Positive Rarefind Nursery (Rare Find Nursery)

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