Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant Review

If you plan to buy seed or plants from Burgess seed and plant company don't they sent dead plants and they are still dead after 4 weeks in the ground the order was missing plants they still haven't sent out the replacement when you call about your order they lied to you don't do business with this company.
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#1030748 Review #1030748 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Reason of review
Bad quality

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - Dutch Gardens BE FOREWARNED!

Update by user Mar 27, 2017

3/17/2017: Today I received a "check" from Dutch Gardens to be spent only at their online store. The check was only for the amount of the plants I paid for but not my shipping charges.

The letter that accompanied the check said they went above and beyond by refunding my cost of the plants because normally they would not do this since I didn't mail their dead plants back to them - which would have been done AT MY COST, not theirs. Well, I figured it was smarter to not throw good money after bad.

Listen, this used to be a world class company, but something happened and they clearly could care less about customer service and the quality of their product is garbage. If you want to check out the best of the best, visit Bluestone Perennials or Santa Rosa Gardens.

Original review posted by user Dec 14, 2016
This company owns Dutch Gardens, an online plant store. BE FORWARNED OF THE DUTCH GARDENS REFUND/RETURN POLICIES IF YOU ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY! YOU WILL END UP PAYING FOR THEIR MISTAKES. I ordered three Christmas cactus plants and they waited almost a month to send these to me. The plants arrived at my door mushy and dying. These were supposed to be Christmas gifts, so I immediately called the company to find out if there is any way to revive the plants, and was told to send an email to cusomter service. Three days go by without a response to my email so I called again. The rep told me that I could wait and see if the plants survive (doubtful) otherwise, my other options were to 1) get replacement plants next year because they were done shipping for the year, or 2) I could send the plants back to them AT MY EXPENSE and they would refund my money LESS MY ORIGINAL SHIPPING CHARGES! This is the most ridiculous policy I have ever heard of. So tell me what company sends you a defective product and expects you to eat the cost? I asked if I could speak with a surpervisor, but "gee, there was no supervisor working today". I asked if they could have a supervisor call me when they are available, and was told "that's not how it works, you have to call them". I asked for the name of the supervisor so I could call tomorrow, but, "gee, they don't know who might be working tomorrow, I just have to call, that is how it works". I have never been so FRUSTRATED with a company. PURCHASE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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#973356 Review #973356 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Cons
  • No communucation
  • Horrendous customer service
  • Unsatisfactory refund policies
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Loss
$37

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - Plant Review from Watertown, Wisconsin

Received my plants. Planted when received one plant was as brittle as could be. Plantd all three. Other two r great. Called to see if this was right. One said ..dead..throw out. Other said to ask 4 replacement .Now I see whyyou have all the negitive c/o. Never again.. Instructed to throw plant way. 2 weks later yousend me a letter to return it .Really?. Never again..letter sent to the BBB. t
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#920932 Review #920932 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Watertown, Wisconsin
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Reason of review
Bad quality
I purchased $100 worth of plants from Burgess seed and plants . After numerous phone inquiries the entire month of May we finally got them the first part of June. There were no planting instructions, no shipping invoice either. The plants looked terrible but I tried to...
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#918248 Review #918248 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Gowanda, New York
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Reason of review
Bad quality

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - Do not waste your money at Burgess

I don't usually take the time to do reviews but I plan to in this case. I'm a pretty good gardener. I spent over $40 on plants from Burgess and even after the replacement order nothing grew except a couple asparagus plants. I had ordered redbuds, aspens, cherry tree, butterfly bushes, lavender, daisies, asparagus, cherry bush to name a few and they arrive dead and dried up looking. It was a total waste of time and I had to buy soil, plant and water for nothing. I go to my local Lowes store and never have a loss on any plants I buy. Ordering from them seemed fun, but now after reading other reviews, I found out too late that it's pretty much a scam.
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#1212416

My experience was the same but I spent over $100.

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#918101 Review #918101 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Pros
  • Variety
  • Catalog variety
Cons
  • Spent money for a scam
  • Received dead plants
  • Very poor quality plants
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$40
Preferred solution
Full refund

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - Terrible. DO NOT USE!!

All of my plants arrived dead. They did not want to refund me so I simply stopped payment. One of the worst companies I have ever used. Never again. All of my plants arrived dead. They did not want to refund me so I simply stopped payment. One of the worst companies I have ever used. Never again. All of my plants arrived dead. They did not want to refund me so I simply stopped payment. One of the worst companies I have ever used. Never again. All of my plants arrived dead. They did not want to refund me so I simply stopped payment. One of the worst companies I have ever used. Never again. All of my plants arrived dead. They did not want to refund me so I simply stopped payment. One of the worst companies I have ever used. Never again.
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#848646 Review #848646 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
New York, New York
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Reason of review
Damaged or defective

Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant Review

I ordered 14 plants from burgess plant and seed company after waiting two months for the arrival of my order the Oder arrived incomplete with four items missing and other items being damage. When I called to check on my order I was told that I needed to calm down ,the person could not tell me when my items would be coming and said we're done and hung up on me.
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#840810 Review #840810 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Reason of review
Order processing issue

Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant Review from Mattoon, Illinois

I ordered $150 worth of plants and trees last year. Many of them died. They told me to send them a shipping label and a note as to what died. Thinking they were a good company for replacing everything i ordered $170 worth this year. Now they are saying they never got the labels for last year and i have to send credit card statement even though their computer shows my order and what i paid for it. On top of that they shorted me on this years order and want to to send the label and letter for that! They are the one who shorted me and they have it on their computers as to what i ordered. I wont be doing business with them again.
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#1308119

DO NOT BUY FROM THEM, everything was received dead, no instructions for planting. Nothing looked even hopeful to put in the ground.

This is NOT what I expected and waited so long for the delivery.

Spent almost $150.00. I'm going to try to get a refund but from the blogs I see I can probably kiss that money "goodbye".

#1151992

They are doing the same thing to me. I will stand up to them.

I have reported them to BBB and Consumer protection agency and ILLINOIS Attorney General.

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#828486 Review #828486 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Mattoon, Illinois
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Reason of review
Bad quality

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - Review in Landscaping and Gardening category from Bradenton, Florida

I ordered from them eakier this year. Several items arrived damaged very poor quality, I contacted them was advised had to return the original shipping label together replacement. After I complained that this was not disclosed when ordering or with the shipment they agreed to one time replacement if I provide a letter explains the problem and II did not have a shipping label. I sent the documentation requested about 3 weeks ago and have not gotten the replacements. Now some more of the items have either died or not came up. Have contacted them again today. I would not recommend this company and will not purchase from them again
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#1158131

Report them to Illinois BBB and Attorney General, Consumer protection.

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#821908 Review #821908 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Bradenton, Florida
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Reason of review
Damaged or defective

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER ORDERED FROM BURGESS HAS BEEN WONDERFUL

i have ordered from this company for 4 garden seasons. everything i have ordered and planted have grown and done extremely well. anyone that doubts this let me know ill post pictures of last years garden...couldnt be happier with their plants and i am getting ready to order this years plants. have never had a problem with receiving dead plants, matter of fact, the tomato plants look better than the local garden shops and out produce by far THANK YOU BURGESS FOR GOOD PRODUCE AND WONDERFUL PRICES
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#1849346

good reviews from this company is probably them

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#785508 Review #785508 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Huntington, West Virginia
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Pros
  • Every order i have placed with them has arrived complete
Reason of review
all of the above

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - Unhealthy plants... Unwholesome business practices...

I have ordered several times from burgess and on several occasions have received plants that simply don't survive? In addition, the plant pictures they show customers are not remotely representative of what you will receive...all and all I would recommend AGAINST ordering from this company as they do not stand behind their products... Local nurseries are your best bet... Strawberry plants that are half dead, trees that are so immature they don't survive, and many other plants that are woefully inadequate for sales or survival.
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#785476 Review #785476 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Cons
  • Poor quality of items and lousy service
  • Dead plants
  • Customer service
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Preferred solution
Don't contact me and I won't order from you... Many other businesses available and I don't need the headache.

Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant Review

These people really suck. Lousy service, dead plants, lousy customer service. Do not bug from them
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#747642 Review #747642 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Ocala, Florida
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Reason of review
Bad quality

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - This is the worst mail order co.in the world

I keep getting dead plants . I keep ask them please knot to sent me dead plants but they must think its funny to keep sending me dead plants . I have sent the packing slip for the same plants back twice . the last time I sent the dead plants back . the day I received the last dead plants I packed them up and sent them back the next day they must be *** to think I don't know dead plants when I see them .I keep asking them please don't send me dead plants .these people think ill get tired and stop trying to get my plants but ha ha ha ha ha ha ill never stop
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#1149660

I semt in an order on mar 4 and they said they never received it now it will cost me 35.00 to stop payment whats with this company afraid to try credit card rsvp

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#735773 Review #735773 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tampa, Florida
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Cons
  • Dead plants
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$200
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - Dead plants/roses/trees

this has to be the worst mail order co. in the world .they cant tale dead plants from live ones they do know how to take care of plants when they arrive from the grower they gust throw them on a shelf on let them die they don't water them or take any care .they don't care if they die or knot to *** with there customers .I have sent packing slips back twice for the same plants and they still send more dead plants they must think I must be *** and ill get tired of fulling with them and gust wright them off ha ha ha ha is long as they send me a dead plants I"ll keep sending them back but from now on I"ll send the dead plants with the packing slip ha ha ha they need to get in or out of the plant business when I pay for a 3 foot tree don't till me to scratch at the root to see if the root is alive ha ha ha ha ha a haif I pay for 3 foot tree if need to be a live at the tip /when I pay for a rose plant if need to be alive above the graft the root is of a different rose ha ha ha ha
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#733843 Review #733843 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Dover, Florida
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Cons
  • Recieved dead plants
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$100
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered

Burgess Seed And Plant Company - Burgess plant@***d co.

this is the wrest mail order co. in the world .every time I buy plants they send dead plants I send packing slip back and ask them knot send me dead plants they thank I'm *** I know dead when I see it this co. has to have the most *** people in the world working for them to keep sending dead plants over and over to the same people yo ask them to backorder till live plants come from there growers I have ask them tohave the CHRIST TO COME TO MY HOME AND RISE THER DEAD PLANTS FROM THE DEAD I have called them and all I get is *** if I had all thebullshit they spin i can grow an garden
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#730653 Review #730653 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Burgess Seed And Plant Company Plant
Cons
  • Them sending dead plants and saying ther a live
Reason of review
Warranty issue
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution