Updated June 15, 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
Garden Crossings grade stays the same this month. Garden Crossings nursery gets the highest rating for the 9th month in a row! They are our #1 rated online nursery. 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.
When we checked on June 14th, we could not find any way to view just evergreen shrubs. Garden Crossings listed 46 evergreen shrubs & trees when we checked May 14th. There seem to be some filtering options missing that they had before. We had a very hard time trying to get around the site to find evergreen shrubs. You need a few clicks and need to dig a bit to find them.
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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