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Positive hessa
(2 reviews)
On Mar 6, 2010, hessa DOHA,
Qatar wrote:

I have orderd 26 plants ,they arrieved
healthy and in excellent condition .
I am amazed how they where packed so neatly and securely
I am sure i will be back shopping from them again
they are the best

Positive Lotsofloveforpl
(2 reviews)
On Apr 27, 2009, Lotsofloveforpl Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Bryan and Montoso Gardens are very professional and prompt with delivery. My questions were answered and my cacao pods were healthy and fresh.

Positive Killgriff07
(3 reviews)
On Apr 10, 2009, Killgriff07 Huntington Beach, CA wrote:

I have had a great experience with this company. Bryan quickly and kindly answered all of my emails and did a great job packing once I finally made up my mind (thanks to him). I ordered a small yellow cacao pod and have 100% germination rate.

Great company with quality seed!

Positive Nick1
(6 reviews)
On Mar 18, 2009, Nick1 Plainfield, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I found out about Montoso Gardens here on DG. I recently ordered a cocoa pod from which I am growing the seeds. Theye were quick to anwer my e-mail enquiry and the shipment was fast. I am planning to order some plants when it is warmer.

On May 9th, 2009, Nick1 added the following:

I have only bought (cocoa pods) twice from this company, but was very impressed with the rapid response to my enquiries from Bryan and the quick shipping. One of the best companies I have purchased from. I would highly recommend to others and intend to order plants from them in the future.
Positive russianterrier
(1 review)
On Nov 9, 2008, russianterrier singapore,
Singapore wrote:

Bryan and Montoso Gardens are great.
I am in the quest to collect as many species of the rarer heliconias. I ordered from many companies, by far, montoso gardens is the best. Bryan is prompt, which is comforting when you order from mails, and is very understanding when i am undecisive on certain items.
The plants came promptly, was delivered to my doorstep, and the packing was impressive.
It shows Montoso gardens sends only the best to a customer far away in Singapore.

thanks Bryan.

Positive weiss613b
(1 review)
On Oct 8, 2008, weiss613b Miami, FL wrote:

I got two Rambutan 16 inch seedlings today and there are no words to describe your shipping technique
other than you are an absolute shipping genius. I don't
know if you are a
perfectionist or you totally love each of your plants but I
am very very impressed. From Puerto Rico to Miami they came in 100% perfect condition.

Positive Vittata
(1 review)
On Aug 6, 2008, Vittata San Juan,
Puerto Rico wrote:

They offer a friendly, excellent personal service. They answered all my questions soon and delivered my shipment very fast. I was surprised as to how well they packed my tree and fruits. I will recommend montoso gardens to everybody.

Positive sibeck
(1 review)
On Aug 5, 2008, sibeck Clarksville, MD wrote:

Ordered three fruit trees- was alerted to their shipment in a timely manner, they arrived promptly, well-packed, and in good condition.

Positive dianapeter
(1 review)
On Jun 13, 2008, dianapeter Monterey Park, CA wrote:

I ordered 6 trees from Montoso Gardens. The order was shipped in a few days and in a well-packed condition. The plants looked healthy and pretty. I love this service and definitely will be a repeated customer. Bryan is very responsive and accommodative for my request relating to combine two orders.

Positive vch
(2 reviews)
On May 27, 2008, vch Isabela, PR (Zone 10a) wrote:

I ordered several rhizomes and they were really (really) big, healthy, fresh, perfectly packed and arrived within days of placing my order. The shipping rate was based on the package weight and as always the service was excellent. From the many places I have bought heliconia rhizomes this is by far the best. Highly recommended!!!

Positive salth2o
(1 review)
On May 17, 2008, salth2o Seattle, WA wrote:

My order of plants and seeds from Montoso Gardens arrived safely and in good condition - all the way to Seattle. I was very impressed with their packing skills. The seeds were all viable & had 100% germination rate.

Positive ksaad22
(1 review)
On Apr 15, 2008, ksaad22 Dearborn, MI wrote:

Montoso Gardens and Brian are GREAT! The plant I ordered came very securely wrapped and in excellant condition. Brian also provided quick feedback about my order. This was a VERY easy and pleasant e-mail order company to shop with.

Positive kdigiov
(1 review)
On Mar 26, 2008, kdigiov Tampa, FL wrote:

The service was highly personalized. The plants were carefully packed and arrived in great shape. They even refunded money when it didn't cost as much to ship as they had anticipated. Yes, I will buy from them again!

Positive ROELMON
(1 review)
On Mar 25, 2008, ROELMON Mcallen, TX wrote:

I received two mangosteen trees yesterday from Montoso Gardens and was immediately impressed by how securely and carefully they were packaged. The trees were in great shape (no leaf droop or mold) despite being delayed a few days over the holiday weekend. I must also add that I have never received personalized emails from any other mail order company that I have dealt with before (and I've dealt with most of the biggies). That was a little surprising, but very much appreciated. They've definitely got themselves another loyal customer.

Positive txrarefruit
(1 review)
On Jan 22, 2008, txrarefruit Katy, TX wrote:


I received the plants yesterday. They were in excellent condition! They were also packed extremely well! I would not hesitate to order again or recommend someone else to order from your nursery!

Thanks Again!

Katy, Texas

Positive malw12
(1 review)
On Dec 27, 2007, malw12 Mcdonough, GA wrote:

Plant was very carefully packaged. Timely shipping and arrived as indicated. Planting and care instructions were given. Highly recommended as a favorite seller.

Positive dominik_2007
(1 review)
On Dec 24, 2007, dominik_2007 Gdynia,
Poland wrote:

Montoso Garden (Bryan and his brother) like his job. They pack plants carefully and smart. They use wery fast sending methods. They really love flowers they plant (i feel it, because im gardener to:). I buy plants from Bryan 2 times, and always ewerything was perfect.

Wish Montoso Gardens good luck in buisness (lots of happy client like im;)

Best regards!

Dominik from Poland

Positive wanna_run_fast
(7 reviews)
On Dec 21, 2007, wanna_run_fast Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

Bryan is great. All the rhizomes were large, mature rhizomes with multiple sprouts. Excellent packing and communication. Five star *****!

Positive Ronhuang
(1 review)
On Nov 16, 2007, Ronhuang Diamond Bar, CA wrote:

Nice service well communication great plants

Positive tbentl
(1 review)
On Oct 17, 2007, tbentl Tallahassee, FL wrote:

I ordered several heliconias – fast shipping and received big, healthy rhizomes! Highly recommend. Thanks again Bryan!

Positive veroanique
(3 reviews)
On Sep 22, 2007, veroanique Palm Bay, FL wrote:

It's true, Montoso Gardens rocks.....and Bryan is the king! Great products, super prices, incredible communication, and speedy delivery. I'd say online shopping can't get any better than this. Thank you again Bryan!

Positive hikaroa
(1 review)
On Sep 19, 2007, hikaroa Honaunau, HI wrote:

Aloha, Bryan and Montoso gardens were great people to deal with. Excellent contact and information and great seeds. I will gladly return to this company for more plants and information. Highly recommend. aloha, Misha

Positive kwtim
(1 review)
On Jul 26, 2007, kwtim Key West, FL wrote:

Excellent service. Superior product. Good pricing. Fast shipping and packed well. Excellent communication as well. I will definitely purchase from this company again, it was a pleasure.

On October 3rd, 2007, kwtim added the following:

another wonderful transaction. these guys are the best. huge, healthy rhizomes, very fair pricing, speedy shipping, and exceptional packaging. i will be back for more. thank you bryan and dave.
Positive Floralkingdom
(17 reviews)
On Jul 20, 2007, Floralkingdom Niceville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I found Montoso gardens on here (Dave's garden watchdog), and noticed their good feedback, so I contacted Bryan and placed an order for a dozen Heliconias, and several other Gingers and Calatheas. Bryan was great, he answered every email and question promptly, was very polite and professional. The plants arrived very well packaged and healthy. His prices are great, very good selection, and the rhizomes he sent were bigger than anyone else I had ordered from before. I can't wait to place my next order, highly recommended.

Positive FL_Ginger
(3 reviews)
On Jun 5, 2007, FL_Ginger Saint Petersburg, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Looked at Montoso Gardens website and was enthralled with the beautiful photos.
Wrote to Montoso Gardens, and Bryan answered each email very promptly.
I placed an order for 3 heliconias, and my order was acknowledged rapidly, and I received another email from Bryan about a week later, when my rhizomes were shipped.
Amazingly, they arrived the NEXT DAY, fresh, green and ready to plant. They are in pots now, and I am eager to see them flourish. I look forward to ordering again from Montoso Gardens!!
Excellent service and care.

On September 10th, 2007, FL_Ginger added the following:

Have ordered again, and super pleased with the heliconia and ginger rhizomes that Bryan sent. Excellent in every way.
Positive billyj
(1 review)
On Jun 5, 2007, billyj PARCOUL,
France (European Territory) wrote:

I found Montoso Gardens on the web. The communication with Bryan Brunner
is very easy. The transaction was ultra smooth. Les plantes sont très bien emballées, et ont très bien traversé l'océan atlantique vers la France. A very good nursery!

Positive hwally
(1 review)
On May 31, 2007, hwally Aticama,
Mexico wrote:

From my first e-mail to Bryan until now my experience has been a complete pleasure. He answered all my questions promptly, was never impatient with my worries and when I finally ordered the plants they arrived when he said they would and they were in perfect health. I would encourage everyone to order something from him just to see the wonderful job he does of packaging the plants. Montoso Gardens is a model business run by a genius. You can spend a lot on advertising but good, old fashioned customer service will get you lots of free ones. This company is A number one on all counts. Bye for now. HWally

Positive omniexist
(8 reviews)
On Apr 29, 2007, omniexist Bealeton, VA wrote:

I ordered a Lychee tree. A Hak Ip variety. Plant came promptly and was in great condition. Two things I really like about this company:

1) They list the actual cultivar/variety of the plant/tree (I used to not care but now I'm particular about that sort of thing)
2) I find the prices very reasonable. Lychee trees are usually fairly expensive to purchase..I won't name names ;)

Definitely would order again.

On June 24th, 2007, omniexist added the following:

Just got a mangosteen plant recently. It was small, but the root system was very healthy. Good communication and the shipping was prompt. Another good thing about Montoso is that they don't seem to post a about a plant for sale if they don't have it. I noticed they update their site to reflect this.

Well done Montoso!
(7 reviews)
On Apr 14, 2007, JMLRCYMNTS Greeley, CO wrote:

Bryan is A-1! I recently purchased two was damaged during shipping. I notified Bryan and he immediately responded that he would be sending another one...N/C. The replacment plant arrived perfect condition. I really appreciate folks that go above and beyond what they have to do. He was great with communication. No doubt I'll be doing more business with this guy. It doesn't get any better than this! Many thanks! Joe n CO

Positive phase_space
(1 review)
On Apr 4, 2007, phase_space Houston, TX wrote:

The R9 rambutan I ordered from Montoso Gardens arrived quickly and in beautiful condition. As others have said, it was packaged so creatively that you can assure that your plant will not just survive, but thrive in transit. There was some insect damage to the leaves. See the picture here: //[email protected]/446329718/.

Positive redshrike
(1 review)
On Mar 9, 2007, redshrike Trenton, NJ wrote:


Ordered my seeds (Theobroma Cacao pods) on Friday and recieved them on Wednesday! Very fast and great communications from Bryan. Great transaction all around. THey were packaged safely and super fast.

Thanks Bryan


Positive rjones1259
(1 review)
On Jan 23, 2007, rjones1259 Westbury,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:


I contacted Montoso Gardens about sending me some Cacao pods, as I live in the UK I was not sure if they would.

The reply was yes, I ordered, paid with pay pal and just over a week later my order arrived just as I asked.

I have planted the Cacao seeds but not sure if they will grow as it is so cold in the UK, I have a hard job meeting the tropical requirements at this time of the year.

I can recommend the service and when the weather is better I shall try again for some other seeds / fruit.

Best Regards.

Positive murahilin
(3 reviews)
On Jan 19, 2007, murahilin West Palm Beach, FL wrote:

I ordered a Malay apple tree from this nursery. It came in excellent condition and is growing well now. They were quick to respond to any questions i had regarding the tree. The price including shipping was a lot cheaper than any other place had it for without shipping. Montoso Gardens is a great place to buy from.

Positive zeppelin07
(1 review)
On Dec 22, 2006, zeppelin07 Frederick, MD wrote:

Purchasing from Montoso Garden and doing business with Bryan was wonderful. They have great costumer service and show that they genuinely care about your order. I was very pleased with my order and my experience.

Positive theme
(1 review)
On Dec 21, 2006, theme Beaumont, TX wrote:

I highly recommend Montosogarden - they have nice, good quality plants and excellent customer service. Bryan is wonderful! He took time to respond to every email and answer every question I had. I couldn't ask for anything better.

Positive stressbaby
(3 reviews)
On Nov 25, 2006, stressbaby Fulton, MO wrote:

Bryan is great. Excellent plants packed very carefully. I will order from them again.

Positive lengyelf28
(1 review)
On Oct 18, 2006, lengyelf28 Pecs,
Hungary wrote:

The fruit seeds and cocoa seed pods I had ordered arrived very fresh (all of the Artocarpus camansi and half of the Theobroma grandiflora seeds were germinating when I received them and the others are very promising too). Heliconia rhizomes are also very healthy, were packed well. They show the signs of sprouting.
I recommend this company to everyone.

Positive JC_DC
(1 review)
On Oct 16, 2006, JC_DC Portland, OR wrote:

As you can tell from the online store, there is a terrific selection of unusual plants at great prices. My plants arrived, carefully packed and in perfect condition, exactly when expected. I would definitely recommend ordering from Montoso Gardens and I myself will continue to do so in the future. Great work, Bryan!!

Positive Primitive_Dave
(1 review)
On Sep 26, 2006, Primitive_Dave Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Order processed, shipped and received within a week -- plants arrived in great condition and packaged with care. Will definitely order again -- would recommend without hesitation.

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