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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,975 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, 4,474 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 87,578 comments have been posted (58,402 positive, 12,420 neutral, 16,756 negative) by 45,462 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

Seattlejanie Neutral Edmunds' Roses
bstnh1 Negative Gurney's Seed & Nursery
Heeleelee Negative Eldon Tropicals
PHorton Negative Van Zyverden
flowermaiden2 Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
flowermaiden2 Positive Dutch Gardens
lwbuchholz Negative Tree Seeds (aka
amf94597 Positive Holland Bulb Farms
amf94597 Positive Homestead Farms
amf94597 Negative Michigan Bulb
ddawson Positive In The Country Garden & Gifts
grieptr Positive OIKOS Tree Crops
EliaH Positive Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs (
trilliumfan Negative Plant Delights Nursery
2017ginger Negative White Flower Farm
2017ginger Positive Hummingbird Farm
Iris2222 Positive HostasDirect Inc.
dhob98 Positive Burnt Ridge Nursery
stencil49 Positive Bluestone Perennials
Tayman44 Negative E & R Seed
taufgardner Neutral Johnny's Selected Seeds
taufgardner Positive Gurney's Seed & Nursery
taufgardner Positive Garden Hills Nursery
taufgardner Positive Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
DonnaMack Positive Roses Unlimited
CMB1218 Negative K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
zalmon Positive Evergreen Nursery
shralp Positive Rolling River Nursery
Agnis Negative Bonnie's Plants
jadmoran Negative Richard Owen Nursery / Exciting Gardens
LongTimeGardens Negative Michigan Bulb
Menoname Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
klee Positive Whitman Farms
Cville_Gardener Positive Prairie Nursery Inc.
teresatn Negative FarmTek Growers Supply
gandyman33 Negative Burpee (W. Atlee Burpee)
KP1 Negative New Life Nursery & Garden
PachyMatt Positive Paradise Found Nursery
Wulffgaar Negative Tree Seeds (aka
PachyMatt Negative Out of Africa
bstnh1 Positive Nourse Farms Inc.
meadmkr Negative Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Company
DarlaSue Neutral Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
Tangerin Neutral The Lily Garden
mawitthoft Negative Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)
JenDion Positive New Hampshire Hostas
ralphthefarmer Negative Tree Seeds (aka
ralphthefarmer Positive MySeeds.Co
Flower25 Positive McClure & Zimmerman Quality Flowerbulb Brokers
Flower25 Positive Bluestone Perennials

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