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


The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,997 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, 4,499 companies have been reviewed in the Garden Watchdog, and 88,409 comments have been posted (58,854 positive, 12,563 neutral, 16,992 negative) by 45,888 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.

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Browse by first letter

Click on a letter to view all companies whose name begins with that letter.

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Browse by Category

Select a category from the list below, and click “Go”. This will show you all companies who sell products that fit under that category.

Browse by Country

Browse by North American State/Province

Other Searches

Scroll up and examine the side of this page to find two other search boxes. The regular search will search for companies by name. The Zip Code Search will find the companies that are closest to the zip code that you enter (United States zips only, please).

Who Owns What?

We have compiled a page of the maze of company ownerships.


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