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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, 4,445 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 86,858 comments have been posted (58,007 positive, 12,320 neutral, 16,531 negative) by 45,068 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

Suze1 Positive Richard Owen Nursery / Exciting Gardens
frodog Positive Karchesky Canna
LomagMS Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
Dobieden Negative Direct Gardening
ZurdoBA Negative Growers Exchange (previously The Grower's Exchange)
Susannaede Neutral Streambank Gardens
Zafak Positive Carnivorous Plant Nursery
Jlmyers72 Negative Growers Exchange (previously The Grower's Exchange)
chickfarmer15 Positive Mt. Healthy Hatcheries, Inc.
asclepchris0622 Negative Out of Africa
Mbohlayer Positive Woodhenge Gardens (Jim Murphy's Piedmont Perennials)
sandman3 Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
evans824 Negative The Tree Center
Mrdoan72 Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
pogo399 Positive Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
Zafak Positive California Carnivores
Zafak Positive Predatory Plants
Zafak Positive Cook's Carnivorous Plants
alwysluv2 Negative Totally Tomatoes
jkelly66 Negative Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
Tony44 Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
HomeGarden10011 Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
queenholly Positive MrMaple (Nichol's Nursery)
sojoyful Negative Breck's Bulbs
Jaredc Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
BeachBumBiker Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
jiari Positive Ison's Nursery & Vineyard
queenholly Neutral Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.
doghill6 Positive Schreiner's Iris Gardens
tinahartman64 Positive Ogden Station Daylilies
VC_Palms Negative Plant Delights Nursery
lorettalea Neutral Stout Iris & Daylily Gardens at Dancingtree
Junglegirl31 Positive Direct Gardening
Cottage_Rose Positive Hallson Gardens
CWhitt Positive In The Country Garden & Gifts
heuristic23 Positive Nature and Nurture Seeds
R2506 Positive Onalee's Seeds, LLC
OhioDave2 Negative
kporsch Positive Oakes Daylilies
Dreyden08 Positive Pond Megastore
raylenek Positive Breck's Bulbs
raylenek Negative Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
raylenek Negative Wayside Gardens
waterplant Positive Center of the Webb
Adriana0718 Negative Reimer Seeds
dc4e Positive Bob Wells Nursery
FoxFyr Positive
RoknRobin Positive Boston Mountain Nurseries
brian1985 Positive Johnny's Selected Seeds
cyberjus Positive Nourse Farms Inc.

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