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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, 4,441 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 86,610 comments have been posted (57,879 positive, 12,278 neutral, 16,453 negative) by 44,924 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

UserRatingCompany
hannah20 Positive Direct Gardening
azure_shade Positive DollarSeed (Dollar Seed)
dodges7 Positive New Hampshire Hostas
Sweethrtcc Negative Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
ejefferies Negative Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply & fastgrowingtree.com)
cynthiadp Negative Breck's Bulbs
Fritz2 Negative Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
ambell Positive Walnut Gardens
Auryla Negative Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
jread79 Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
mikeaff Neutral Spring Hill Nursery (aka SpringHillNursery.com)
cbandpb Positive AmkhaSeed
AgilityPom Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
dacoitdan Positive Almost Eden Plants
BMyraB Positive Izel Plants
robeezee Positive High Country Roses
Dianasgarden123 Negative Direct Gardening
crs7 Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
Cville_Gardener Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
willworkfordirt Positive Hidden Springs Nursery
argonautica Negative Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
collectorpalms Negative Happiness Farms, Inc. Caladium Bulbs
bptroy1200 Negative Burgess Seed
onilollaig Neutral Mail-Order Natives (Mail Order Natives)
Mark_O Negative Waterford Gardens
Imcara Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
bellowsk Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
hardyinokc Positive Cold Hardy Cactus
chamba Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
Basil989 Neutral Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Basil989 Neutral Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
Basil989 Positive Sheffield's Seed Company
Basil989 Positive Annie's Heirloom Seeds
Basil989 Negative Reimer Seeds
willworkfordirt Positive Breck's Bulbs
donaldbyrd Negative Pernell Gerver
robeezee Negative Heirloom Roses
qbs Positive Bluestone Perennials
BlueRidgeMtnGrl Positive Vermont Wildflower Farm
helaurin Negative Bob Wells Nursery
yardenthusiast Negative Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply & fastgrowingtree.com)
ejefferies Positive Growers Exchange (previously The Grower's Exchange)
jasperj Positive Niche Gardens
Tidewatergarden Positive Cold Hardy Cactus
CindyBell Negative Katz Kuntry Kuttins
Windy Positive Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
pootypantz Positive New Hampshire Hostas
gracie_garden Negative Growers Exchange (previously The Grower's Exchange)
FrostPrincess Positive Heritage Flower Farm
zhafahzha Negative Country Home Products (also dba DR Chipper and DR Field and Brush Mower)

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