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

The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,998 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, 4,505 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 88,899 comments have been posted (59,141 positive, 12,626 neutral, 17,132 negative) by 46,179 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

jeangraef Positive New Hampshire Hostas
Frenchwoman911 Negative Totally Tomatoes
carolss Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
JamCherry Positive Flora Exotica
RGW1963 Negative Direct Gardening
tlanier Negative Direct Gardening
Greenpeter6 Positive Gardino Nursery
StClareSeeds St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
Skygirl1 Negative Direct Gardening
CindyZ4_5 Positive Mountain Crest Gardens
howdy_ Negative Burgess Seed
jasmine13 Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Zcasc Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
excellentjohn Negative Growers Exchange (previously The Grower's Exchange)
MissDebra Negative Breck's Bulbs
Analogue Positive Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
Stan_in_NJ Negative Georgia Vines
dracocephalum14 Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Pinxter Negative The Tree Center
colorecho Positive Fieldstone Gardens
infinity308 Negative Nature Hills Nursery
LoveDemRoses Negative Spring Hill Nursery (aka
cattphile Negative Jung Seed
anna_m_meier Positive Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
Wellshoot Negative Urban Farmer Seeds LLC
purdue121993 Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
Buddy44 Positive Simmons Berry Farm
LanfrancoLeo Positive Rosy Dawn Gardens
MVIsland Positive Botanical Interests, Inc.
mleslie Positive St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
wannabe7 Positive Accents for Home and Garden (Pepper's Greenhouse)
caninelucy Negative Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
jm67 Negative The Tree Center
Marilena Negative Easy to Grow Bulbs
Rberman Positive Annie's Annuals and Perennials
bryana Positive Berries Unlimited
bryana Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
bryana Negative Roots and Rhizomes
bryana Positive Jung Seed
jnicklas Positive Sebright Gardens
Nn24kt Negative The Tree Center
msjw Positive Proven Winners
Wild95cat Negative Uncle Jim's Worm Farm
cruggieri61 Negative Dutch Gardens
OldWrangler Negative Spring Hill Nursery (aka
8008garden Positive Sooner Plant Farm (Shop Smarter Shop Sooner)
LucasCatChow Positive Santa Rosa Gardens
LucasCatChow Positive Plant Delights Nursery
Cyanne Negative K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.
Jcarlqui Positive Hummingbird Farm

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