Updated October 1, 2019
Garden Crossings Grade: B+
Overall rating: 86.5
Location: Zeeland, MI
Why do we list location? This is so you can know, in most cases, where the evergreen shrubs you buy are coming from.
Breakdown of scores from each of the 11 factors we evaluate. You can read details on what each category means and how we score it here.
|Years site Active||4.5|
|Range of sizes||8.5|
Garden Crossings Review
Nothing changed for the rating or grade with Garden Crossings. They remain perched up top as our #1 ranked online nursery. This makes it a record 11th month in a row at #1. They do have more perennials and annuals than evergreens. In fact, they are one of our highest rated online nurseries for perennials and annuals.
Garden Crossings does a good job clearly letting you know when your plant(s) will be delivered. There are, unfortunately, some other online nurseries that will take your order & money without mentioning when it will be shipped.
Garden Crossings states that they are shipping all summer. Even though we are no into October, it's still pretty darn hot in some places around the country. Just keep in mind that they are located in Michigan. If you are more than a 2 day ship time you should take a look at a temperature forecast. Better yet, call Garden Crossings. I'm sure they will help you out as much as they can.
We mentioned it last month that there appeared to be a filter missing to be able to just view evergreen shrubs. They fixed the issue! When we checked on October 1st, Garden Crossings has 44 evergreen shrubs for sale. That's a pretty impressive selection. Container sizes we saw ranged from 1-quart to 3-gallon.
The product pages have good information, it's just not laid out in the most user friendly way. Nothing crazy bad, just a few optimization tweaks needed.
Garden Crossings has by far the best return policy. Pretty rare among online nurseries but they will actually refund you the money paid for the plant. "If you are not completely satisfied with any of our products upon arrival, please let us know. We will either issue you a store credit, which can be used towards your next order with us, or refund your credit card." The refund/credit even includes ship costs you paid. They are the only larger online nursery that offers ship costs with a credit or refund.
Garden Crossings has a good reputation for sending quality plants. They grow most of what they sell. A few varieties they buy from Michigan growers near them. Most of their containers are on the smaller size. Quarts, 8" containers, some 1 gallon sizes. Garden Crossings also has a retail garden center for local customers.
Garden Crossings Nursery reviews on Google has an excellent average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Garden Crossings are one of the drop shippers for Nature Hills and ship some orders for them. You can usually get a better price buying from Garden Crossings then for the same product on Nature Hills.
What were the red flags?
- For as long as the site has been active, there are not a lot of product reviews. Just seems odd.
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