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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,870 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, 4,433 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 85,942 comments have been posted (57,548 positive, 12,125 neutral, 16,269 negative) by 44,544 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

Daniel_J Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
Altamaha Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
PNR Positive The Heather Farm & Classic Miniature Roses
memphogreen Positive Victory Seed Company
justsomeguy Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
JWillis10 Negative
Blumenfrau19 Negative Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
lukus9999 Negative Direct Gardening
steph52285 Positive Michigan Bulb
0x1mason Positive
plips Positive Ashdown Roses, Ltd.
Sherrlynn Positive Classy Groundcovers
DarrellNesmith Positive Streambank Gardens
grouper1 Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Nick_Smith Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
houseplantnut Positive Gardino Nursery
ChatriceM Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
davidMS Positive Out of Africa
RaquelB Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
Jerry_M Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
SamanthaAlbert Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
VanessaJBar Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
ehearn58 Positive Joy Creek Nursery
Brian_M Positive Silicon Solar Inc.
Adsppk Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
weRgroot Positive Wellspring Gardens
nathangall Positive Purely Poultry
Str56grdeb Negative World Wonders Gardens
fabio84 Neutral SuccSeed
fabio84 Negative Koehres Kakteen
fabio84 Positive Sandeman Seeds
ntwaltz Negative Cactus King
joip Negative High Country Gardens
jbruneau Positive Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)
rcraw Positive Hidden Springs Nursery
Lily333 Positive Victory Seed Company
KDHickman Positive Seed Needs
hillfarm Positive Casey's Heirloom Tomatoes of Airdrie
stanca Positive Pepper Joe's Inc.
stanca Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
stanca Positive Chile Pepper Institute (New Mexico State University)
syswriter Negative Top Tropicals LLC
lorettalea Positive Hallson Gardens
lorettalea Positive J.L. Hudson, Seedsman
legsnc Negative Jackson & Perkins
TriunfoRhei Positive Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries
MOlivera Negative Tomato Bob's Heirloom Tomatoes
mmercedes Positive Murray McMurray Hatchery
mmercedes Positive Territorial Seed Company
mmercedes Positive Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

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