Welcome to the Direct Gardening Association website. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend a warm greeting to all of you. The DGA, formerly the Mailorder Gardening Association (MGA), is a member organization of gardening and garden magazine companies. The ultimate goal of the DGA is to provide the finest gardening products, information, and service through the catalogs and magazines of its members.

The organization meets twice annually to discuss and implement ways to make mailorder shopping for garden products the best choice for consumers. Through our meetings, DGA helps build strength, synergy and success for our industry. With member companies deeply rooted in the direct-to-consumer gardening industry, networking is one of our greatest benefits we have to offer. Don't take my word for it; take a moment to reach out to a fellow member today in the membership directory or at one of our upcoming annual events. On the other hand, if you're still undecided about the value of joining the Direct Gardening Association, take a look at our membership page to get a full sense of what we can do for you.

Let's start growing together!

Polly Welch
DGA President


Time to Enter the Green Thumb Awards!

DGA Green Thumb AwardsCalling for Entries!

If you have a new and innovative garden product that you started selling on or after September 16, 2015, you are eligible to enter up to 3 products into the DGA's prestigious Green Thumb Awards.

The deadline is 5:00 PM (EST) on September 16, 2016.

Don't wait until the last minute. You all know how well these awards boost your sales. Take time to enter soon.

View the 2017 Entry Details and Download Your Applications.


Plant a Pollinator Garden and Join the Challenge!

Million Pollinator Garden ChallengeDirect Gardening Association is proud to be part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. More than 25 organizations have formed the National Pollinator Garden Network, a coalition with a goal of getting 1 million Americans to plant a pollinator friendly garden, raised bed, container or window box.

Every little bit helps!

Bee one of a million who cares about the plight of our pollinators.

Follow our challenge at #polliNATION

Member Benefits

Interested in becoming a member?  Here are the top five reasons you should join DGA today!

  • Discounted rates on the two Annual Conferences
  • Industry & Consumer Research on issues affecting you - including shipping and marketing tools
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Member Newsletter and Catalog Listing 

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