Gurney's Seed & Nursery Co. is a mail-order seed and garden plant company based in Greendale, IN. Founded in 1866, Gurney's specializes in vegetable and flower seeds, gardening supplies and nursery stock, including trees, shrubs, perennials, fruit trees and berries, fertilizers and plant foods. Gurney's distributes catalogs throughout the nation, and maintains a considerable web presence.
Focusing on continuing the legacy and objectives of C.W. Gurney, Gurney's targets home orchard enthusiasts and beginners alike. The horticultural experts at Gurney's regularly seek out vegetables and fruits that combine taste with disease resistance, yield and ease of planting. Some of Gurney's popular exclusive home gardening produce varieties, available only to Gurney's customers, include Gurney's Gotta Have It Sweet Corn, Gurney's Perfect Pickle Hybrid Cucumber, Gurney's Pride Improved Hybrid Zucchini and Gurney's Girl's Best Hybrid Tomato . Our exclusive varieties are trialed and tested right here at our own Gurney's Farm to ensure peak performance for the home garden.
Today, Gurney's continues as one of the leading seed and nursery companies in the United States, having provided customers with seeds and nursery products for over 130 years.
Deb Stephens wrote:Sounds like you had a much better response with Gurney's than I did the two times I bought from them. The first time (about 27 years ago!) I ordered a bunch of spring flower bulbs and ended up with a bunch of moldy, dried up rock-like things that were supposed to be anemones, and several daffodils and tulip bulbs in much the same condition. I tried to get my money back but they basically told me tough because it was a sale! That was before the internet so all I could do was talk to someone in the accounting department who was very uncooperative. I swore I would not order from them again and didn't for about 15 years. Then I decided to give them a second chance when I was looking for some rhubarb plants and they were the only nursery that sold the variety I wanted. I received 3 dried up sticks labeled rhubarb and knew I had been had again. This time, when I called to complain, the woman I spoke to tried to convince me that I was at fault for not planting them in time. I explained that I received them that way the day before but she was adamant that their plants were all fine and that something must have happened on my end. She was extremely rude and unhelpful. I finally gave up and just threw them away, vowing never to buy from them again. I haven't either. I have found so many better companies to deal with that I'm pretty sure it will be a cold day in hell before I try them a third time. Your story gives me hope, but I am reluctant to take a chance. It's like that old saw ... 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me'.