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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, 4,443 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 86,688 comments have been posted (57,922 positive, 12,290 neutral, 16,476 negative) by 44,964 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

TomB123 Negative Nature Hills Nursery
annarborcar1 Negative Four Winds Growers
mylittletrees Neutral Gurney's Seed & Nursery
jdlcav Negative Plant Delights Nursery
Bwally Positive Natural Selections Exotics
RebeccaLynn Positive Holland Bulb Farms
smewr Positive Hummingbird Farm
rabbitsdiner Positive Ashwood Garden Daylilies
Ladybug97031 Positive Swan Island Dahlias
Ladybug97031 Positive Dahlia Barn
timtho Negative Royal Dutch
trisarahtops771 Positive Almost Eden Plants
kcoppola Negative The Tree Center
shelbygirl68 Positive Direct Gardening
lilaclily Positive Swallowtail Garden Seeds
lilaclily Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
lilaclily Positive Green Mountain Hosta Nursery
hollywoodwig Negative Edmunds' Roses
cjbloom Positive Victory Seed Company
cjbloom Negative Burgess Seed
Mintybud Negative Nature Hills Nursery
Buddhabear Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
mgatlin Positive A Nearly Native Nursery
DrSax99 Negative Direct Gardening
Botanicalboy Positive Carmela Orchids
montanagoose Neutral Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)
audiosnipez Negative Sporestore (
ttheinz Negative Uncle Jim's Worm Farm
Hobbyplanter Positive Willis Orchard Company
Hobbyplanter Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
Hobbyplanter Neutral Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &
Sycamoron Negative Territorial Seed Company
kim_k Negative Cackle Hatchery
BostonDavid Positive Almost Eden Plants
djrc Negative Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
BeckyLiz Positive New Hampshire Hostas
BeckyLiz Positive Botanical Interests, Inc.
genovakg Negative The Growers Solution
83 Positive Niche Gardens
KPaterson Positive Gardens Plus
kayecase Negative Benner's Gardens Inc. Deer Fencing
totalpackage003 Neutral Direct Gardening
Imcara Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
omedusa Negative Sand Mountain Herbs
MaryArneson Negative Farmer Seed and Nursery
Bwally Positive Miles' To Go
scandia Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
GraniteGardener Positive Hummingbird Farm
jnicklas Positive Uniquely Hostas
ikenobo Negative Holland Bulb Farms

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