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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 89,994 comments have been posted (59,729 positive, 12,797 neutral, 17,468 negative) by 46,810 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

parrotmomma Negative Bluestone Perennials
RSB6707 Negative Nature Hills Nursery
JamesO22 Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
lorettalea Positive Longfield Gardens
willyE Negative Gilbert H. Wild and Son
SanFranOrchid Negative (Norman's Orchids)
lotuslover Negative Spring Hill Nursery (aka
Wethands Positive Bluestone Perennials
Wethands Positive New Hampshire Hostas
dave12122 Positive Planet Desert
aedrinark Negative MrMaple (Nichol's Nursery)
jgoodrow Positive The Garden Patch Grow Box
Magnolia_C_H Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
ZACGAR Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
yishnir Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
cjparker Negative TulipWorld
mjoykitch Positive Gilbert H. Wild and Son
happygoty Positive Classy Groundcovers
Bulldog2 Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
jessewoodson2 Positive Colorblends (Schipper & Co. USA)
jessewoodson2 Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
gingermno Positive Homestead Farms
David1949 Positive Greta's Organic Gardens
Amelda12 Negative Van Zyverden
RonaUSA Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
mwilliams54 Positive De Groot, Inc.
Roanie Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
bdshannon Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
mwilliams54 Neutral Direct Gardening
SusanOK Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
prettyeyes668 Positive Victory Seed Company
mnhtnbb Negative Nature Hills Nursery
prhstooker Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
phugo Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
ChrisAndBeth Positive Jackson & Perkins
robertbirder Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
Pinguicula Positive Cook's Carnivorous Plants
SallyVandy Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
RonaUSA Positive Victory Seed Company
IlhadoPico Negative
Germinateseeds7 Negative
Mid12nt Positive Colonial Creek Farm
Mid12nt Positive Companion Plants
happyroots Negative Double A Vineyards, Inc.
lassa8 Positive Phoenix Desert Nursery
CactusCowboy Positive Paradise Found Nursery
hanban1988 Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
Domehomedee Company Message RobinSeeds
richardkarmar Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
Adventurous Negative Driftwood Gardens and Seeds

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