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  Company Profile  
Paradise Garden

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 267
Corryton, Tennessee 37721 (United States)

Phone: 865-687-1414

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This company is affiliated with Oakes Daylilies

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  Company Comment, posted on March 8, 2006:  
Paradise Garden is a mail-order retailer specializing in new and hard-to-find clematis, daylilies, hosta, iris, peonies, ornamental grasses, perennials, bulbs and ornamental shrubs. Our online catalog features over a thousand full color photos and recommendations by expert gardeners from around the country.

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Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us. We believe that taking care of the customer before and after the sell is as important as providing the large healthy plants that we deliver.

  Feedback History and Summary  
303 positives
15 neutrals
28 negatives


Displaying the 50 most recent comments:

Positive igrowm
Saint Charles, MO
(2 reviews)
May 18, 2016
Posted on May 18, 2016, updated May 18, 2016
Hostas had huge root balls. Leaves perfect. Clematis was in fine shape but wrong variety. Paradise Garden arranged for reorder so that it was shipped on a Monday to avoid a weekend stay in shipping. Beautiful plant arrived ASAP. They were extremely helpful.
On May 18th, 2016, igrowm added the following:

Address is now Bloomfield, CO.
Positive patrice236
Stone Mountain, GA
(1 review)
April 22, 2014
I ordered three daylilies from Parardise Gardens, and they arrived timely and the fans were much larger than some other I received from another company. They included a bonus plant as well. I am very pleased with Paradise Gardens and will be ordering from them again. I am looking forward to late summer to see how the daylilies perform.
Positive Smosolgo
Cedar Bluff, VA
(2 reviews)
April 16, 2014
While this company had free shipping, I ordered 5 shrubs and was pleased with the quality and size of the plants. They were packaged well and I expect them to grow well.
Negative kissmyass
CATAULA, GA (Zone 8a)
(1 review)
October 31, 2013
I ordered a bunch of shrubs,grasses, & flowers from this worthless company and I got sent Nothing But Dead crap.This mess is os worthless that Walmart wouldn't sell it. Everything come out of the box Dead & worthless. So puny you could hardly see the grasses. My god, I could have went to Home Depot , Walmart, Lowes and got better stuff for Less Money. Thought if you ordered direct from a Nirsery you would get Good, Quality Items. Paradise Gardens is in Tennessee, I am In Georgia. IF I wanted frozen crap from Indianna, I could have ordered it from that far North. My god, was paradise garden so lazy they farmed out to farmer clement in Indianna and he sent Crap. No More orders for this Lazy bunch.
Positive clantonnaomi
Iredell, TX
(9 reviews)
September 15, 2013
My experience with Paradise Garden was great. I ordered a pennisetum Red Head and accidentally ordered two of them. They immediately corrected my error after I contacted them. The plant was shipped almost immediately and was large and very healthy. I would give them an A+ rating and will certainly order from them again.
Positive flynpigantiques
Hillsboro, OH
(1 review)
September 8, 2013
My plants arrived big and healthy. I am very pleased with this seller. They even gave me free plants with my order. I will definitely order from them again!

Positive chre
Randolph, MA
(2 reviews)
April 20, 2012
I just received the daylillies I ordered. They look very healthy. I will plant them tomorrow. I also have another part of the order that will be delivered later. I have ordered in the past from Paradise Gardens and have been very happy with everything I have received from this company. I will order from them again.
Positive Codi
Fort Collins, CO
(1 review)
June 24, 2011
As another customer reported, I received my clematis in good condition. It was packed very well. I would order from this company again.
Positive nigelsgarden
Indianapolis, IN
(1 review)
June 15, 2011
We received our clematis plants today. They were in excellent condition and very well packaged. We will order from this company again.
Positive woods787
East Aurora, NY (Zone 5a)
(4 reviews)
June 13, 2011
I just totally love Paradise Garden. I recently ordered two lovely clematis from them and upon there arrival they were so big and healthy I was truly impressed. The plants are now in containers as that is what I wanted them for and am looking forward to one day seeing the gorgeous flowers they will produce.

I also have ordered Daylilies from them and the plants are so big they actually produce flowers shortly after they are planted. I have a complete flower box filled with their lilies and anyone who sees them can't believe their size.

Paradise Garden is the very best.
Positive trustmother
Wichita, KS
(2 reviews)
June 11, 2011
I recommend Paradise Garden highly! The plants as pictured in their catalog are a good representation as to how they will look in your garden, including color. Our household has ordered approximately 40 daylillies and several other types of plants over the last decade. All of them have come well packaged and in very good condition. The daylillies usually grow immediately after planting and growth has approximated 4 inches in the first week alone. The only plant ordered that was problematic in any respect was a daylilly that died soon after planting. It was replaced without question by Paradise Garden immediately following our notification to them. I particularly like the fact Paradise Garden normally has sent to us an extra daylilly free with a multi-daylilly order, many of which have had a value above the lower end of their daylilly prices.
Positive luvcamellias
Little Neck, NY (Zone 7a)
(6 reviews)
May 12, 2011
I ordered the Bloomerang Lilac, which is difficult to find in a large size plant, from Paradise Garden. I placed the order on May 3rd and received it on May 12. When I unpacked the lilac, it didn't looked like it has been traveling in a box for a few days. The plant is very good size, leafy and with lots of flowers. Receiving a live and healthy plant is most important when buying live plants on line! Very well packaged. I was advised of my order being processed and received shipping notification with tracking. I will definitely buy from Paradise Garden again and would recommend it to others. Thank you!
Positive bryana
Albany, NY
(72 reviews)
May 9, 2011
I ordered one viburnum bush. I guess they do not grow their own stock but sent me a message it would be shipped from their supplier. The bush was quite large and packaged in a very sturdy box. It was actually in bloom when I opened the package.
Positive virginiarose
Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a)
(64 reviews)
April 26, 2011
I was researching clematis at Dave's Garden and found that Paradise Garden had what I was looking for and a good selection of everything else I might want in future. I ordered the 2yr, White Hudine and the plant came at proper shipping time and was very, very healthy. Also I was given , as a free gift, five daylillies which were also very healthy. I was shocked, these plants are so nice, I will probably order lots more in future. I really like this company and would recommend them to anyone looking for good selection of good size plants.
Positive zinc1984
Williamsburg, VA
(1 review)
April 23, 2011
Received the "Best of Series - CLEMATIS" the other day, and was pleased and impressed with the size of the plants along with how well they were packaged. This is my 3rd "big" order from them and I've always been impressed by the quality !

Williamsburg, Va
Positive ycn4chin
Dickson, TN
(38 reviews)
November 15, 2010
I wanted to try their Intersectional hybrid peonies. The website said they were no longer shipping these peonies for 2010, but I sent an email, and they allowed me to place an order. I do live in Middle TN, but could not believe it when the plants arrived the next day. Wonderful, wonderful, personal customer service, and I was very pleased with the peonies. I will tell all my friends, and do business with them again.
Positive alanaali
(1 review)
October 25, 2010
The plants were healthy and well packaged. I was impressed with the size of the pots - great value.
Positive NoAlaGarden
Hanceville, AL
(2 reviews)
October 15, 2010
I finally narrowed my order down to a manageable size, they have so many great plants and flowers. I ordered two clematis that are both good sized and healthy. The Black Beauty Sambucus is really large and will fill in its place in the garden quickly. I am very excited about my first peonies. I ordered two and the roots are large and will hopefully make great and beatiful bushes in the years to come. I will order again.
Positive guava79
Asheville, NC
(2 reviews)
July 26, 2010
I had been looking for a particular Clematis for several years, and found it in the Paradise Garden catalog. I called to order. The guy on the phone was very courteous, helpful and professional. The order arrived very quickly, and was packaged like a Mack truck. The Clematis was huge as promised, and I even received a bonus plant.
My entire experience with Paradise Garden was absolutely the best, and I will be ordering from them again. No complaints at all.
Positive bluebat
Los Angeles, CA
(3 reviews)
July 25, 2010
I was amazed that they even had the variety of clematis I had been looking for. The plant arrive in great condition and I certainly will order from them again. Nice personal attention
during the ordering process.
As far as trying to leave a positive comment for a great complany, could it be any more confusing than this review system? lol
Positive guitar_gardener
Nashville, TN (Zone 6b)
(2 reviews)
July 13, 2010
I recently ordered two clematis plants, and I was very pleased to receive my order promptly. The website says their clematis are two-year old plants (more mature and better-developed than many other sources). The vines looked healthy and well-established, and a bonus plant (daylilies) was included. I will do business with Paradise Gardens again.
Positive longviewer
Crawfordsville, IN
(1 review)
June 23, 2010
Agree with comments about all the navigation required to post for the first time. But will say it was worth it to tell others about my experience. I ordered a Chamaecyparis "Soft Serve" from Paradise Garden, choosing this business primarily b/c of its claim to send larger plants than other companies. No disappointment! A vibrant, two gallon plant was promised and received. The shrub was very healthy and appears to be nicely settled in my yard. Price was great considering the health and size of this plant! I will certainly keep Paradise Gardens in my favorites tab. Thanks!
Positive 1theresa
Palm Harbor, FL
(1 review)
April 15, 2010
You should know I think Paradise Gardens is a wonderful company with quality plants and excellent packing or I would not have endured Dave's Garden round-a-bout trek to be able to leave a feedback.
Positive angelwoman
Ashland City, TN
(1 review)
September 16, 2009
This is my first experience with Paradise and it is certainly a good one. I ordered and received my plants within 8 days and the plants are healthy and larger than I expected. The cost and freight was a little high, but in the long run, I believe it will definitely be worth the extra cost. The packing was extra good and I will certainly order from Paradise again next Spring and look forward to it.
Positive qcballa
Buffalo, NY
(2 reviews)
September 4, 2009
Received my plants within a week of ordering. The viburnum came packed nicely and looks nice. I wish they would have had some planting instructions in the box though.

My second plant came and although smaller then what the local nursery was selling looks good and came packed with information. Also got a nice free ground cover as a bonus and a couple catalogs from oakes daylilies. Very nice and I am very pleased
Positive texplorer
Drums, PA
(1 review)
September 4, 2009
Plants (Campalula's) arrived quickly and in excellent condition, still moist, and well packed. Plants were large and still flowering.
Excellent quality plants, very much better than some other sources I have used.
Positive Ruth222
New Haven, CT
(1 review)
July 27, 2009
These people are a pure pleasure to deal with. The Salix Hakuro Nishiki (Dappled Willow) is a perfect specimen. It has doubled in size in less than 2 months. VERY IMPRESSED. Thanks! and Hats off.
Positive libraryman
Maryville, TN
(5 reviews)
May 22, 2009
I ordered 6 Lychnis "Orange Gnome". These plants arrived when promised and WOW!!! Excellent, very healthy, carefully packaged plants. These were much larger than I expected! An excellent first time experience with this company. Great Job and Thanks!!!!
Positive macpams
Bethlehem, CT
(5 reviews)
May 13, 2009
Wow! The daylily divisions exceeded my expectations. I'm truly impressed by their size and quality. They actually looked as though they were recently dug up and shipped quickly. A really nice "Bonus" plant was included, also. This was a very nice experience.
Positive whitetulip
Huntsville, AL
(1 review)
May 9, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised at the care that was taken with the packaging. I had ordered two echinacea that was part of an order that included daylilies from Oakes Daylilies. I was told the echinacea would ship in May , quite a bit after the daylilies shipped. The echinacea came just as promised and were very healthy and packed well.
Positive jane_stevens9
Wichita, KS
(14 reviews)
November 15, 2008
Just got an order of peony roots - beauties every one of them!
Well packed and damp, but not wet.
I have always had great experiences ordering from Paradise Garden and their sister company, Oakes daylilies, and will not hesitate to order from either of them again and again.
Positive LaurinM
Silver Spring, MD
(1 review)
October 13, 2008
I am a daylily fanatic. For our new yard, I ordered a total of 50 daylilies -- 30 of them from Paradise Gardens. For a spot-on comparison, three orders from three different companies arrived on the same day. The daylilies from Paradise were almost three-times the size of those from the other companies, were much healthier, were better packaged, and have done incredibly well in my garden. A number of the daylilies from the other companies died. Each time I ordered daylilies from Paradise, they included a free daylily or two. In each case, those free daylilies were of the same caliber as the others AND were clearly selected to go with those I had ordered.

Having had such a wonderful experience with Paradise daylilies, I ordered some shrubs from them as well. UPS messed up one delivery and delivered 2 of three shrubs I ordered. The 3rd was delivered 10 days later, and dead. One call to Paradise and another was shipped, and it arrived in great shape.

I will continue dealing with Paradise Gardens whenever I can. I also hope to attend their annual daylily festival next year. Pink daylilies anyone ?
Positive golfandgardenut
Neenah, WI
(4 reviews)
August 28, 2008
Ordered two different Buddleia's (butterfly bushes) for late summer/early fall planting on August 18 and received two very healthy plants today (8/27) that were very securely packed in the box they were delivered in. In addition, to my surprise, I received a bonus daylily with the order that was also in excellent condition. I would definitely order from Paradise Gardens again!
Positive pventure
Valparaiso, IN
(2 reviews)
July 5, 2008
Just an outstanding company. The quality of the plants I received was nothing short of excellent. I knew the cost of each plant was a bit higher, but when the huge box came with the plants inside it, I first thought they had shipped me a tree of some sort, not ornamental grasses!

The grasses were well over 2 feet tall and packed beautifully. They were alive as hell and I just finished planting them.

I have ordered from over 9 different mail order plant nurseries, and I never had such healthy and mature plants as these were.

I am scanning the catalog and will certainly order more. They may cost a little more, but oh the quality is worth it.
Positive daiglers
Dexter, ME
(1 review)
July 3, 2008
I ordered a Red Prince Weigela and received it in excellent and healthy condition. Very happy with product. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!
Positive dpl9222
Dexter, MO (Zone 6b)
(8 reviews)
June 10, 2008
My first purchase from Paradise Gardens was five Hostas. They arrived in amazing condition, and there was even a beautiful bonus hosta. I am a very satisfied customer and will order more in the future. Thank you.
Positive eickenho
Sugar Land, TX (Zone 9a)
(32 reviews)
June 9, 2008
I purchased 7 Red Volunteer daylilies. I received 9 Red Volunteer daylilies from Paradise - all healthy and large (at least 4 fans). I'm very pleased with my purchase.
Positive sbollinger
Elgin, OK
(5 reviews)
June 2, 2008
I have made two purchases of clematis. I was very impressed with the size and quality of the plants.
Neutral scribblerjenn
Franklin, TN
(1 review)
May 13, 2008
Having ordered last year from Oakes Daylilies, I expected to be as pleased with my order from Paradise Garden as I was with Oakes. Sadly, no. I think the problem may lie in fulfilling orders with suppliers, rather than directly from the company.
Issue #1: The order came in two parts, one from a Tennessee supplier (I don't think the company itself--the return address wasn't in Coryton). In the first part, two of my plants, a gaura and a toad lily, arrived well packaged, with the cardboard insert to keep the planting medium in the pot taped all the way from top to bottom; no soil falling out of the pot, in other words, and the box had a sturdy cardboard rectangular tube to keep the plants from getting crushed. So far, so good. However, while the plants had been placed in 6" pots and were advertised as more mature, they were obviously transferred from starter pots into the larger pots recently. As I turned them over to decant them, the rootball of both was only a few inches wide and quite shallow, and the plants were small as well. They were healthy, and I figured it wouldn't be worth the hassle to try to get the promised larger plants. So far they are doing well. I was miffed, but not really irritated.
But then, issue #2: The second batch of two plants, a cinerum geranium and a magnus coneflower, arrived about a week later. This time, they came from Michigan, so definitely from a supplier. The packaging was not great. The inserts to keep the soil in place had simply been rubber-banded around the pot on either side, and a considerable amount of soil (about a 1/4 total) of the soil in the geranium pot fell out before I got it out of the box. Also, the only thing to keep the box from getting smashed was two bamboo sticks in opposite corners of each pot.
The geranium seems on the wilty side, but that may just be the nature of this variety. The coneflower had a head on a 15" or so stalk, but had been smushed into too short a box, so that its flower head was seriously pushed over and about 3" of it was headed horizontally. Despite being out of the box a week now, the stalk has not straightened out. The leaves look healthy. I don't know whether this is typical of the variety I got (Magnus) or not, since it's a new variety to me. Possibly the stalks on these tend toward droop.
I can't say that I would want to order again from P.G., which makes me sad because they're not only in my zone (6b), but based within a few hours of Nashville, and so there's theoretically less of a carbon footprint made when ordering from them. But since they use far-flung suppliers, that's an illusory advantage, and the plant quality seems average at best.
Positive stricklw
Pittsburgh, PA
(2 reviews)
May 8, 2008
Very nice plants (bare root hostas), very well packed, arrived within the time-frame requested. Look forward to dealing with Paradise Garden again.

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